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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I always watch old movies and shows to feel better
    latifa7 latifa7 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate being in a group... I'm inevitably the odd one out. It's always been this way. In school, I was stuck in groups that didn't even want me in projects. I took a cooking class...
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    a lot of the time my friends make plans to go out I always ask can I go they say sure. Then I find out they left without me. And when I asked why they always say oh we thought so...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M Jan 2

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    sometimes I wonder if maybe it's just a horrible dream...
    Alexandra398 Alexandra398 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    In pleasure or pain, life is pointless and plain.
    loveandall loveandall 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    By those who are supposed to love me. It's exhausting being so alone.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have to get this off my chest. I'm feeling horribly guilty over something I didn't do. At my low-residency college program, I live right down the hall from this really good...
    DarknessX7 DarknessX7 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I often feel very lonely but I feel guilty about saying so. I know I have family and friends who love me. I feel as if no one really knows me very well, nor do they try to. I'm...
    Amillionstars Amillionstars 36-40 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I ate two small bowls of yogurt with granola and blueberries and I had a piece of organic chicken. I'm feeling really guilty. I feel I ate too much. I really can't eat anymore. I...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Jan 14

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    Every day i cry about being gay. If i'm open about it jokes are made and stupid questions about sex and other girls are thrown at me, male friends make it obvious to their guy...
    IHateEverythingandMyself IHateEverythingandMyself 18-21, F Jan 10

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    at my house, I take 20 minute showers. hot, steamy, the heat opening my pores and I always hop out feeling refreshed (and no, I never please myself in the shower). last week...
    BiCPP BiCPP 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Okay, my husband is the best guy in the world. Yes we have had our ups and downs like any couple does! My pregnancy was really hard on both of us due to some complications that...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello everyone. Up until this point (for several years) I have decided to stay silent and observe posts similar to this one. Now, here on this website, on thos particular group it...
    Abufihamat Abufihamat 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Living in the Deep South way in the country part living a country life where blue jeans and boots are a must, I'm wondering if I live a sheltered life. These ppl in the city, like...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 16 hrs ago

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    I hardly remember one. Probably because all my inappropriate behaviour happen when I am in inappropriate consciousness!
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M 1 day ago

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    I think it's funny how I don't believe in love yet no matter how much I don't believe in it I will always feel it. Sometimes I hate feelings, I hate loving people, I hate feeling...
    OmeLiv OmeLiv 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I'm sorry if God decided to give me a dirty mind, ok? But if you talk to me, expect me to say something inappropriate
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 6 Responses Jan 7

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    And for the benefit of present and future members? Define inappropriate material...or is this subjective according to personal opinion?
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Inappropriate is me. I always find a way to turn a nice normal conversation into something weird and sexual which are my two favorite things
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hidden by sib232228 Why do we give up what's valuable to us because of our friends? The answer is simple friends are valuable. Friends and family are the most valuable things...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    The guilt washes over you like hot scalding water that burns you to the core, like the way you feel years after you cheated someone out of something, like every breath you inhale...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I recently had an abortion around 2 weeks a go and I cant help but feel guilty about it. I was having really bad morning sickness to the point where I was starting to be sick...
    Confused251195 Confused251195 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    At least for the last few months I have. For a little over a year I've been a pretty terrible person. I blamed my wife for just about every problem we had. I even left her back in...
    ModernOctopus ModernOctopus 26-30, M Jan 1

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    Me and my best friend were hanging out today and she invited over this other guy who is a good friend of ours but she secretly really likes and he knows that too. And anyway we...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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