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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i don't know why i can't just get over it. i love and miss my baby more than anything and the guilt consumes me everyday. i'm never going to meet my own child and it kills me. why...
    amber71194 amber71194 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Everybody is so so much closer than me...when my friends and I meet new people they always relate to them better and they always hangout with them, not me. The people who I thought...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel depressed a lot more than before. I feel like all the happiness I use to shower people with is being sucked from me more and more. The rules my parents keep placing on me to...
    ruizr302 ruizr302 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I tried showing my boyfriend a song last night, and he didn't pay attention. I showed my mom a song a few minutes ago, and didn't pay attention. Whenever I'm talking, nobody shows...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    It's not a good feeling when your friends don't hear you after you've repeated yourself three times, when your parents forget how old you are, when no one says how was your day or...
    KilljoyTillTheEnd KilljoyTillTheEnd 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    A lot of my life is spent in my own mind. I constantly spend time analysing everything and anything around me. I feel so detached from everyone around me. Sometimes I really wish I...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My friends have been hanging out consecutively this last few days and they didn't even bother asking me to join them. I had to tell them "wow tfti..." Aka, thanks for the invite...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I swear I talk to people but nobody listens to what I'm saying, and they give the worst advice when I also give my best advice 😒
    Girlinterupted17 Girlinterupted17 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I fall in love, I repeatedly look for problems, sometimes manufacturing them out of whole cloth and sometimes dramatically exaggerating either the magnitude or the...
    DominicRain DominicRain 41-45, M a week ago

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    I just yelled at my mom and I feel so guilty but it's almost like I'm too prideful to apologize. Since I don't really have any friends, my mom and my brother are like my best...
    ems350z ems350z 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I feel so guilty now......
    thefaultinmylife thefaultinmylife 13-15, F Jul 3

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    A while ago I used this site a lot. Things in my life then changed a lot and I ended up deleting my account.. I have just come back with the same username but obviously don't have...
    Destrxctive Destrxctive 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I have always had a pressure put upon myself to be this perfect daughter. Be cute. Be skinny. Be average height. Be smart. Be perfect. And that sounded great to me, who wouldn't...
    mathanky mathanky 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I have been dealing with a lot recently, trying to get my act together and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I am scared. Just got a car, have 2 jobs, and am...
    GiovanniRose GiovanniRose 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I am a male now in my late 20's, from as long as I can remember I have enjoyed looking at boys (Even as an 8 year old). I wouldn't consider myself as gay, but I feel really guilty...
    barrybob90 barrybob90 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I often feel like I want to walk away from everything...just pick up and leave. I have lots of things in my life to be thankful for so it doesn't really make sense to me. People on...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Avril Lavigne is a bit too "mature" and sometimes "inappropriate" for me as a Christian to recommend to people or even mention I listen to her music (I don't really). But her new...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Okay if we're talking about like sexually inappropriate then yeah lol I do that a lot but I also act out at inappropriate times too. But I laugh at myself for it:)
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know how others feel about this issue but it's a real problem for me! And it's not just laughter, I'm prone to smiling at inappropriate times too. So here's an example, one...
    xprncemore xprncemore 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I feel so much anxiety because I feel I'm forced to go to my dad's house. My parents are divorced so I live with my mom. My dad does nothing for me. And he expects me to call him...
    wildcherry29 wildcherry29 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    There is so much controversy over abortion laws in different countries and those in the mindsets of the people around. A woman is looked down upon if she has had sex in India...
    TheNextSin TheNextSin 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 19

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    I usually overeat when I'm angry or anxious. It soothes me. I think because both of these are times when my heart is pumping and I feel out of control. Then when I'm eating, I...
    aj2456 aj2456 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    more later, in my spare time I will write more about this. -----I feel guilty because before my dad passed away . I felt helpless. like there was nothing I could do. I feel like...
    mjbutterfly mjbutterfly 41-45, F Jul 1

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    When someone randomly suspects me of doing something suspicious (simple things like leaving a door unlocked, unplugging the toaster, spilling a drink on the floor and not cleaning...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Laughing inappropriately just kills me sometimes but I love it. I currently work in a psychiatric hospital and I had one of my fits during a spiritual meeting with some patients...
    Switstarrysky Switstarrysky 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't call it inappropriate laughter when you miss heard someone talking. Every time I'm with friends, I always mistake their words for something else. I would **** myself...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I won a writing competition, so I was asked to pick up my award from their office on the 46th floor of the company's building in the financial district . A group of office workers...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am prone to laughing at inappropriate times because I thought of something else. Back in school we were discussing something serious and I heard the guy next to me fart really...
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Probably the hardest laughs I've ever had have been during inappropriate moments! Just the fact that you know you can't laugh and then you and your friend are trying so hard not to...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 1 day ago

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