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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 had an abortion about four months ago and am feeling guilty about it whenever pregnancies are announced among my circle of friends. It seems like everyone around me is finding...
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    I feel numb mostly emotionally numb not enjoying anything I used to bit caring enough my enthusiasm has gone I wish I was younger I wish I was 8 again where I was oblivious to...
    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I can't begin to pour my heart out. If I did Im afraid of what would come rushing to the surface. A fresh mounted wound that never wanted to heal itself, stinging and ripping with...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F Aug 15

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    I don't want to say I hate it, and it might just be my interpretation, the world looks strange in my eyes, I try to believe everyone loves me, cus I received lots of bday wishes...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I sometimes think that life is just a dream. Seriously. I feel like I could be just another spot of nothing in the universe, if it even exists. And those thoughts turn into more...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Not to put the spotlight on me.. But at school an everything I feel like I'm invisible. I have some friends but all the girl friends seem to judge me. And it's weird cuz I try to...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    More like all the time and its weird. Im used to feel used
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I don't find it fair that my boyfriend gets upset when I go out but when he goes out I am completely okay with it. I guess he's scared I will cheat on him, because I'm assuming...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    So my ex says "I don't have time to talk to you." My second ex says nothing. No one calls. No one says "I miss her." No one stayed or ever wanted to....I am just getting...
    Nurse68 Nurse68 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Some problems have been weighing on my mind these past few days. I hate to have things weighing on my mind. It's really hard to fall asleep when I'm worried.
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F Aug 15

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    This is true actually. Mostly in my social group of friends which i have but probably because i am different to them. Sometimes i get irritates at my friends and society and how...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i hate feeling guilty. i am ways doing something wrong. i skipped my day to wash dishes. i feel guilty again. i hate it. i has happened before. I've done it before. so i feel...
    boredandreading boredandreading 18-21 Aug 1

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    Please oh please don't be rude to me ok? I feel soo guilty in so many ways I just need someone to talk to or hold me right. Here's why I'm guilty 1: I barely ate while I was home...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Around 7 months ago I hurt someone in a very bad way and I mean seriously bad. I hurt him and I was denied the chance to apologise to him, regardless whether he forgave me or not...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I Almost Had Sex At Fifteen, And Told Myself I Wouldn't Until I Found The Right One Which I Thought I Had Found A Few Years Back. I Feel Extremely Guilty For This, Why?
    ihatemypclife ihatemypclife 13-15, M Aug 6

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    I have hurt my girlfriend before with a selfish, greedy deed and I feel so guilty. She has forgiven me and I never want to do it again. Thanks for giving me another chance, love. I...
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I was always a weird kid.. was probably difficult to handle.. although the way I have always seen myself, I always try to be a good person and I used to follow the rules to the...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I feel as though I am living with an empty void in my chest. A space that lurks inside of me. Everytime I think I am passed it, it hits me. Its like I'll try and take deep calming...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm feeling sad, guilty, lonely, bored, alone, don't know what to do with myself. About a month ago, my now ex boyfriend choked me. He choked me to the point where I couldn't...
    AlissaMaeAnn AlissaMaeAnn 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I broke up with my girlfriend tonight. She was begging me to stay and crying. When the suicide threats started rolling in, I left. I called her cousin and asked her to come here...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I openly admitted to my GP today about it right in front of my mother not realising she was still there but she know feels really guilty but I dunno whether to be happy that I've...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I often feel angry against others for trivial things, specially my boyfriend if he spends time away from me it drives me crazy, or with his friends i don't like them and i want him...
    Ensamflicka Ensamflicka 18-21, F Aug 8

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    it is that transgendered differentness as there are so few of us, allthough I have straight allies, you so very often feel all alone
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I often feel like I'm on the outside of my friend group
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Man I got too drunk lastnight, decided to call people and ****.. I feel like I did something horrible now. I'm done drinking, I feel horrible, the guilt is killing me now.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I’ve not been feeling happy in my life for a while now, I feel almost trapped and I don’t know what to do. I’ve been married for 4 years and I’ve got a 2 ½ year old son...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I stole a cookie my roommate made and now I think she doesn't like me. We barely know each other and I feel really bad. Someone console me
    qua1 qua1 18-21, F