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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One of my parents always told me I shouldn't feel bad because others have it worse. I guess it's been burned into my mind. Any time I get depressed I feel guilty. It doesn't help...
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today was my first day back to school (3rd year of secondary). The best way I can describe it was that it was a reality check. The people I had thought I was close to were walking...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always try to be fair with everybody and everything . But it seems like when it comes to me people don't think twice about ******* me over . It be the people I give everything...
    DetStable DetStable 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    When you see a good looking person but you know they don't see you as anything :/
    ThisIsMe987 ThisIsMe987 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Except, I don't feel guilty at all about this, ok, maybe just a little bit..! (Flying Burrito Brothers - Christine's Tune)...  ~
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I live up state. All my friends are down state. Nobody trys to talk to me anymore. unless I start a convo. trying to make friends in a new place is seriously tough. especially...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    a guy says I'm cute or he likes me? it's a sick twisted prank. some one says I'm funny OMG what are you trying to pull I live this way thinking like this.I have been hurt by so...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 24

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    I have a lot of jokes and funny pictures in my head, waiting patiently for an inappropriate situation for me to remember them. Or sometimes someone might say something serious but...
    rickfreeman15 rickfreeman15 16-17 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I can't be sure if my surroundings, other people and living things, my body, my memories, my thoughts or anything other than the conscious fact I exist is real.
    NewPerson001 NewPerson001 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I just feel like I'm on a different page most of the time. No matter how much I try to explain myself, I feel like people don't get where I'm coming from. They get what I'm saying...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    So I am 5 months pregnant and have left the father, my off and on boyfriend of 3 years, because he has an anger problem yet blames it on everyone else and refuses to accept...
    1luckynebula 1luckynebula 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I didn't get to express feelings as a kid at home. I would get punished often for being too "happy" or too "sad".. emotions were just not acceptable in our home. That all made me...
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F Aug 18

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    i was on a boat trip with my ex-wife and her family. I was awake for the entire night before and feeling drowsy... so her family started introducing me to their friends; one of...
    tiffaz1984 tiffaz1984 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm married, and I love my wife very much. I don't make any secret of my love for girls clothes and shoes. I don't go out where men are found. I enjoy tanning and getting pedicures...
    prettylegs1968 prettylegs1968 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I just found the experience where it all started, read the starter for what was (I thought) to become a beautiful friendship. 7 months and 4 days ago since we met. We hit it off...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    I traveled a lot so my friends went out a LOT without me! And when I come back they're too busy to hang! WTH?! And it's not the first time! I dance well and can hold my liquor! I'm...
    PsychMarshmallow PsychMarshmallow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm always the odd one out. I don't fit in with groups of people because I'm so scared to say something stupid that I just don't say anything at all. My presence blends into the...
    awkweirdchick awkweirdchick 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    rumor has it your mind mirrors what your eyes see,that cant be a true  statement ....BUT wouldn't it be cool to muster up vision via imagination? we'd all be in trouble!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Thursday night I gradually woke up stiff as a plank in hospital's ICU, tubes up my nose & down my throat, wires monitoring every function & all around my head, hell of a pain over...
    tammy96 tammy96 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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