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Unhappy i am nothing - November 12th 2017, 08:39 PM

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whenever I try something new I fail. I have no talent I am worthless whenever I have an idea or a suggestion, my family shoots it down instantly. when I try to add something to a conversation they ignore me if I get an A- in school it's not good enough and I get punished I am useless I am worthless I cut and it makes me feel better but the come the guilt crashing I am a waste of space in my parents house my siblings hate me and my parent do to they never say so but I can tell.... I screw up on everything and can never do anything right i hate myself i am nothing
   
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Re: i am nothing - November 12th 2017, 08:54 PM

i often feel like this. i'm in college (UK) and often feel like i have no talents.... people constantnly tell me there are things im good at. what do you like doing? if theres something you like doing - like singing, drawing, colouring, writing poems etc maybe do one of those - what about trying a sport ? when i first like started karate and boxing i was useless at it but i kept going and attending and i've got better at it over time.



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Re: i am nothing - November 12th 2017, 11:24 PM

You are not a waste of space. I admit, there are times when I feel this way, but a lot of the reason I have these thoughts is because of the sadness/depression I am dealing with. It seems like you are dealing with a lot of things that are causing you to feel sad and overwhelmed which could, very well, be increasing your negative thoughts. If you can, it might be a good idea to looking into some type of counseling services. I know a lot of high schools and colleges have services available, at least in the USA. If you can get some counseling services you might end up being able to find someone to vent to and get some support from and you might be able to work on finding coping skills for these negative thoughts.

One thing I want to say is that it sounds as though your parents have unrealistic expectations of you because an A- is still a really good grade and they should be acknowledging that. I do know that being put down by family especially when you have, actually done well, can be quite discouraging. One thing I can say is that as you get older and are able to have more time away from your family you might find that their expectations and negativity do not impact you as much. I used to struggle a lot with my relationships with my brothers and I felt like they did not care. However, we haven't lived together in so long that I have been able to cope with those feelings a bit more. They do still pop up periodically but they do not feel as consistent as they were when we were all under the same roof. Another thing to consider is that, as you build lasting friendships you might be able to find support and encouragement from those people. I know that this is what ended up happening for me (around the time I was 19) and it wasn't something I expected since I do not make friend's easily.

Something I would suggest is that you look into getting involved in clubs at your school or around town. This can be a great way to distract yourself from your families expectations and it could help you build friendships with people who have some similar interests.

I hope that this helped and I am wishing you the best of luck.


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