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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've been through days when even my best friends don't talk to me. I feel its my fault and that ive done something wrong. I still don't know the answer as to wheather i have though...
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    Well it's not. Life is completely random and wierd. Like seriously quantum physics suggestions that when you run your actually moving the.earth a bit. if a bee hits a oncoming...
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    I don't think, I'm a bad person. Yes, I make mistakes but I really try to be nice to people, to help them, be there for them but... they don't really appriciate it. They can easily...
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    sometimes i feel like all the things in life are going to end in someday and all the silly things that people care about to much is nothing
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F May 18

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    It's one of those days. I have no energy, I can't stop crying and I feel totally and utterly useless. I'm in bed and I plan on staying here until there is something worth me...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response May 24

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    or like i'm not real. or like i'm not part of the world around me. things that actually happen to me just don't feel like they're happening sometimes. it's hard to describe.
    blacksunzenith blacksunzenith 22-25 2 Responses a week ago

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    and this is bad in my specific case because I'm in this band and I really don't feel like I belong with them unless we are on stage
    Roxas3421 Roxas3421 18-21, M a week ago

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    Well my nostalgia is the cause of my sadness sometimes. I'm sure some people feel like that. All the good old days you had on your own or with other people(friends, family, etc...
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Especially this morning. I feel detached and void. I am irrelevant and none of this is happening. Time may be ticking around me, but in my mind I have reached a stand still. I do...
    forshewasacoffin forshewasacoffin 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I had one in 2011.. I was in a very new relationship, with a man who I believed was an alchoholic. I had no job. I couldn't fathom sharing a child with someone who is drunk all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 5

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    I have people who pretend to be my friend but nobody that really truly cares about me. I honestly hate that they even pretend to care...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    The side effects from my medications that I take make me so tired all of the time. It makes it hard to keep friends. I am disabled because of them
    n266459 n266459 36-40, M May 7

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    I wish I could do some of the things my friends get to do.... Whether its something I can't do atm due to different reasons or.... ex: like when you wanna go to the park, or go...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 1 Response May 7

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    friends who tell you the truth, love it but what happens when that truth hurts you...
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    RUN..,run..,run,run until sweat drips down your forehead,your muscles ache,..until there's a fire rising in your lungs..,until your heart explodes in pain,realization,joy and u...
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    It's just an illusion, my daydreams are real. My dreams at night are real... Life just seems like a surreal dream I'm participating in, playing by the rules..or is it my rules...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 3 Responses May 23

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    Just 4 years ago, I had been living happily, settled and completely at in L.A. 3 years ago, I made a jump and moved to the Netherlands for my then boyfriend. Fast-forward to now: I...
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's a normal thing that goes around in this household. Just because I'm in my room studying doesn't mean you don't ask me if I want to go to dinner...
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    normally when I am at school I am left out on everything. no one wants me on their team. and no one ever talks to be and trys to be my friend.
    PinkyChristina PinkyChristina 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think that this is really just a dream that we need to wake up. There are no good or bad,because everyone has a different perspective to some situation. Do we try to do something...
    Sebua42 Sebua42 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    when do you really realize that life is over in the blink of an eye?
    jjaynes01 jjaynes01 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I keep wondering why I am a target for abuse, rejection, being shunned, and abandoned by many? I feel no matter what I do or say to people, I'm just not good enough to be their...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 3 Responses May 25

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