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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I think I am slightly sociopathic. Nothing feels real. I feel as if I can never die. I am lucky, a little too lucky. I feel like there is a higher power, yet do I think it is from...
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    I feel like I'm dreaming all the time. How do ik I'm really me and this is really my life? It's a common question, "what would you do if one day you just woke up and your whole...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Feelings are simply a chemical reaction
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    Really ever since I married, no one looks at me twice and I feel like I'm much older than I am, like I should still be enjoying myself rather than working in a job I hate, in a...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I don't want to tell anyone because I don't want to be judge but I'm tired of feeling like an emotionless robot. I'm tired of not enjoying things. Tired of wishing I was away from...
    rahima207 rahima207 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I had a test today. I like to take them in the evenings, around seven or eight o'clock just because I feel more awake then. Coming out of the testing center, there are three or...
    CelineAdler CelineAdler 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Yes. And its really sad that all i wanna do is lay in my bed and let the tears get out from my eyes.
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    What if I died? What if this all is a construct in my head of what should have been? what if I am still dreaming? What if my real life were my dreams and this the actual dream...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Then I smash my thumb, and it all snaps back to reality...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    So, I was over at my boyfriend's house this evening. His brother ended up coming in from his college. He scared the daylights out of us, because he was sitting behind us in silence...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Sep 30

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    Do you think we would get along if we met each other on the street ?
    Leteisha Leteisha 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Perhaps it's not. Perhaps were all figments of someone's imagination
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F Oct 7

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    just like this........................................................
    khristinelopez khristinelopez 13-15, F Oct 11

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    I quit school and moved out of my house
    taylorfuns taylorfuns 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    my physical being is such a big issue to me.. I feel so guilty whenever I eat. Like no i should be starving myself and not eat to gain more weight. I wanna vomit the food i eat, i...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    recently i tried to be the kind of lady which i hated . being aggressive ,seductive, flirtatious and eager with nasty pleasure ..i wanted to know how she feels like and how guys...
    brokenheartandlife brokenheartandlife 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse... Why do I feel so guilty? I'm taking care of myself, being nice to everybody, haven't...
    Aurora202 Aurora202 18-21 1 Response Oct 3

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    I feel the same way. My ex husband was emotionally abusive to both myself and our boys. I filed for divorce because the drinking was getting worse as was the abuse. They begged me...
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know why. I am at a birthday party but I don't feel like talking to anyone. Plus I feel so guilty, because I ate Chinese food and I am not able to throw it up. I just feel...
    Ashbarg Ashbarg 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I cheated on my boyfriend of 3 years Friday night and I feel so guilty. Long story short I didn't even want to do it and it was completely emotionless. Not even a physical...
    kaylee84 kaylee84 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    I feel like my 3 year relationship is coming to an end. I just don't think I love him anymore. I feel so guilty. I think I'm falling in love with someone else. But my boyfriend...
    abimcc abimcc 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Okay so recently a new guy has came to school, he's in the grade above me. I've had a nice life so far with my boyfriend of nearly two years (1 year 9 months and a half), but this...
    InsanityKitten InsanityKitten 18-21, F Sep 25

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    My mother share with me today that she believes that my grandfather molested me as a baby. She had hinted to it in the past years but never came out and just said it. She was...
    StormFairy StormFairy 18-21, F Sep 28

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    I can't remember a moment in my life where I felt love or happiness. I'm either sad, numb or detached from reality. I don't feel emotionally close to my family, and I'm not sure...
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    But I've already taken 2 days off work and I feel really guilty. :(
    georginawinapina georginawinapina 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I recently started about all the wrongs in the world, which is a bad thing to start thinking about, cause there's a never ending list. I still can't understand how someone could...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F Oct 16

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    not only because I am beautiful, but because I have a good and a caring heart. I don't know what seems wrong but almost men I get in to a relationship always betray me. I often...
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 24 Responses Oct 16

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    Could somebody help me with some advice ?? My bf and I are in a LDR , and due to the time difference, we are having so many problems, most importantly sharing our time. His time...
    Merissa90 Merissa90 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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