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the whole situation made me feel even worse for my mom who was walking out with me as they pulled me aside, i feel bad for having her to be there and be embarrassed like that, i keep feeling like a failure, horrible person and a no good thief :(
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Profile Photo by Corcoran ANGEL2000+ (2.6k points)   1 2 9 can't change the past- It happened- there is nothing you can do about that fact.

There is not point to you worrying and beating yourself up about it, it will not change what happened. All you can do is try your best from now on. Make sure you never do anything like it again and show your mum how sorry you are by doing things for her.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start redeeming yourself. You can do it, think about what you can do to make your mum smile not keep reminding her and yourself of what you did!

Good luck and best wishes

Helena xx
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I understand how you feel.  I did something like that about 20 years ago.  And I had my small child with me wich also made me feel like a terrible mom.  I was so embarassed and scared. It took me a long time to feel better about myself.  The fact that you feel bad is proof that you're not a bad person.  My son got caught stealing a couple years ago and it took him a long time to finally confess to me what he did.  I think everyone does something sometime in their life that they aren't very proud of.  We're all human and make mistakes.  Start focusing on the good things you do and talk to your mom about how you feel.  I'm sure she'll understand if she doesn't already.
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Profile Photo by Jones ANGEL14K+ (15.6k points)   3 7 24
yes, you took something

yes, you did wrong

but the main thing which is really positive is that you know this was wrong and it sounds like you want to make amends somehow. what i'd suggest is doing something positive which has absolutely no benefit to yourself - just to others.

volunteer to do something, go and spend an afternoon picking up litter, literally anything. you'll be amazed at how good you will feel afterwards and it'll give you a bit of much needed boost to your self esteem. you feel like youve let yourself down, but do good things and this will be the start of righting the wrong.

good luck
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It's ok! That feeling you have deep in your stomach. It is what makes us human. Teaches us what is right from wrong.


Here is what you should do to feel better.

A. Confess to the person of what you have done

B. Give them a very honest and apoligy

C. Ask them what you can do to make it right. Tell them that you want to earn there trust back.

If they are a reasonable person (most people are). They will forgive you (in time) and give you some advice as well as some options to earn their trust again.

Finally, remember that it's OK and everyting will be fine. Feeling guilty is a good tells us that we did something wrong.

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