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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 don't feel like anythings real, it's like the world has been programmed, my boyfriends the only person that feels real and I'm scared even he is slipping away into the fake world...
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    I cry every time I think of my little angel. I couldn't go full term because I was weak physically. It eats me up everytime I see a baby. I wish there was anything I could do to...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    With my own family. My mother prefers my stepfather over me. I'm a third wheel all the time. All through school. I was always picked last and people would get so angry to be...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 3

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    I wasn't even offered to go with them...they ignored me...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Mar 8

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    I'm starting to get really freaked out with everyday life, I don't know if people are real anymore and the only way I know is by doing stupid things that get my adrenaline very...
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I often feel guilty when the truth is that I'm such a push over, and the guilt isn't warranted. I battle codependency, so I let people walk all over me then feel guilty for...
    beachlover81 beachlover81 31-35, F Mar 12

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    so messaged my bf asking why he always takes so long to reply and just stops replying sometimes . he said he was at work . know i feel kinda guilty .
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am interested in the depth of my feelings. I just slept with somebody to figure out whether I can feel remorse. I suppose I technically cheated but I feel zero guilt or remorse...
    Savourycandy Savourycandy 31-35, F Mar 10

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    I did not grow up with a lot of affection. And I'm not one of those who is always touching people, who has to hug you when she sees you. On occasion I'll run across a person I feel...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I thought that if I apologized it'd go away, I thought the feeling was guilt and it still burns like hell. I don't know how to fix it and it hurts so much. How can I make it stop?
    rawr0 rawr0 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I'm sick of the empty feeling that accompanies the solitude after someone leaves your life. It seems like that's happening to me way to often now, when I need those who matter most...
    Alison806 Alison806 13-15, T 4 hrs ago

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    (Caution, a little inappropriate) Like all girls, i get horny sometimes, but i'm tired of pleasuring myself. I have a boyfriend, but he wants to wait till we're married. What...
    Samantha0713 Samantha0713 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Guilty of it. Amongst other eccentricities.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Probably more often than not. And I don't try to, put I usually manage to say something sarcastic or off the cut. I am also very skilled at putting my size 12s in my mouth... Prim...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M Mar 8

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    I started high school this year, a high school in a different town. Making friends has always been hard for me; people would always pick on me because I was the small kid until I...
    Kassings Kassings 16-17, F Mar 2

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    So this is something I saw someone else posted, I think it might help. Is vulnerability weakness? I thought it was until I listened to Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Brown...
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M Mar 2

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    It's been almost two months since I had my abortion. The first couple weeks it had a sense of relief and felt that I needed to live my life to the fullest from now on. After...
    bubblesbrit bubblesbrit 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I'm a very secretive person. I love my family and friends very much, yet there are things that I just don't share that I feel I should. But we all have the right to privacy, right...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    So I had a medical abortion and I saw the fetus. I had been pregnant for 6 weeks and 6 days and hadn't felt a thing. No emotional connection or guilt or anything. All I knew is...
    laniersimone laniersimone 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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