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    I have social anxiety,

    I can't: - invite people over - go out with friends - go abroad without family - do sleepovers Without feeling anxious or feeling like I'm going to have a panic attack, it's normally the build up that makes me the most nervous normally I'll be alright for most of the time when...
    tillygeorrge tillygeorrge 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    November 15. Benefits of Recovery.

    There are two benefits from recovery: we have short-term gains and long-term gains. The short-term gains are the things we can do today that help us feel better immediately. We can wake up in the morning, read for a few minutes in our meditation book, and feel lifted. We can...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    December 16. Taking Care of Ourselves

    Emotionally. What does it mean to take care of myself emotionally? I recognize when I'm feeling angry, and I accept that feeling without shame or blame. I recognize when I'm feeling hurt, and I accept those feelings without attempting to punish the source of my pain. I...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 16, 2014

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    Iam a married girl for 3yrs.

    Iam 27 rs old.i work in an IT COMPANY AND iam earning well.my husband is a business man ans earns a lot more than me.his business is spread across two cities.one in pune and other from Delhi where my inlaws are staying.HE WANTS TO GO to delhi and work there for 5 months.i stay in...
    shikku shikku 26-30, F 4 Responses May 19

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    I feel like i have no life all i do is go to

    work come home and stay in my room all day on the weekends i just stay in my room. i want to go out and do stuff but im nervous and i don't know what i want to do either. I feel as if i want more out of life i want to go places and have adventures. I'v been worrying about...
    smith2590 smith2590 22-25, M Jun 20

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    I use to be 6 months clean.

    I failed. I'm still cutting......
    SirensInReverse SirensInReverse 13-15, F 3 Responses May 26, 2014

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    My mind is racing, it's buzzing.

    I can't clear it. It makes my head hurt, so I cry. I don't like to cry so I try and stop myself. I guess I'm overwhelmed. Thoughts of School, Religion, The World, The past, and religion all buzz through my mind - all connected to some kind of worry, fear, or unknown. I can't...
    MDCollegeMan MDCollegeMan 18-21, M Apr 27

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    December 4. Letting Go.

    "How much do we need to let go of?" a friend asked one day. "I'm not certain," I replied, "but maybe everything." Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical process, a sometimes mysterious metaphysical process of releasing to God and the Universe that which we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    So Much Hard To So Much To Ignore In Life......

    I have done my education and now actively searching  to get hook up with appropriate man of my life :) am desperately looking some honest , comitted  man . But , I always get wrong man....I always get hugely dis-honest & insincere man , even though I am always...
    sanasafinaz sanasafinaz 26-30, F 19 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    November 30. Detachment.

    One day, my son brought a gerbil home to live with us. We put it in a cage. Some time later, the gerbil escaped. For the next six months, the animal ran frightened and wild through the house. So did we - chasing it. "There it is. Get it!" we'd scream, each time someone spotted...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    I don't know what to think

    or do anymore. I am so depressed and always on the verge of tears or having seizures from the stress. I want to run and not tell anyone where I am going or die or something... sometime between September and January I am supposed to have a hearing about my ssi. But I have...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    jon1981 jon1981 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    :( I can't take this anymore.

    I want it to stop...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    So a few days ago my ex boyfriend decides to

    message me after a year of not talking and it seems like he only wants to pillow talk. I dont why i am allowing this by messaging him back and forth even though sometimes he replies back with one word. I was just about healing until i had an anxiety attack last night thinking...
    KBeexo KBeexo 18-21, F Jun 18

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    Ok ! So I am absent minded

    and dishonest and I have to improve my looks? you Stuff me up with unwanted tension. And still asking me to take it the right way? Where in the world was the appreciation when I needed it.You never ever did it once.I don't even remember once.I doubted myself when others gave...
    mellifluousme mellifluousme 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    November 27. We can Trust Ourselves.

    For many of us, the issue is not whether we can trust another person again; it's whether we can trust our own judgment again. "The last mistake I made almost cost me my sanity," said one recovering woman who married a sex addict. "I can't afford to make another mistake like...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    life sucks! so idiot lame & stupid people are

    around! i dont knw what should i do and how can i get a rid of those all sitty people! OH Allah Almighty please help me! & make them all rot in hell!
    nunu77777 nunu77777 18-21, F Apr 11

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    December 22. Good Things Coming.

    Do not worry about how the good that has been planned for you will come. It will come. Do not worry, obsess, and think you have to control it, go out hunting for it, or tangle your mind trying to figure out how and when it will find you. It will find you. Surrender to your...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Short yet simple experience -- But today,

    I am exactly three months clean of self-injury. I know it might not seem like much, but I am so proud of myself, as selfish as it may sound.
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 6 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Why does my Dad get annoyed by me every time I

    talk. (I barely talk but when I do, he looks like he is annoyed and will roll his eyes.) D:<
    Wafflesaregood Wafflesaregood 70+, F May 30

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    Locked in a cell the same thing repeating over

    and over again. I sense impending doom, do you know how it feels?. I doubt you do. I feel guilty for feeling frustration how dare I complain about my life. But how can I not when I feel so unwanted. 'But God is there for you and he is the only one you should care about' that's...
    amaryllisflowers amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need a change in my life,

    but so many things both inside myself and outside are holding me back. I can't get motivated to fix what's wrong because the depression overwhelms me. That and I have made the wrong decision so many times, I'm not sure which way to turn.
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F Jul 19

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    i cant stop feeling anxious,

    in two weeks i will have to go through finals i cant help myself i swear i was trying to study instead of worrying about it but i just cant i just cried and i feel like throwing everything to the floor and kick the wall i cant get out of this feeling UGH
    whitenut whitenut 13-15, F May 31

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    December 29. Moving On.

    "Learn the art of acceptance. It's a lot of grief." —Codependent No More Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain relationships. Sometimes, it comes time to change the parameters of a particular relationship. This is true in love, in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I fell in love with a guy

    who has a two year old. At first I truly believed I could handle everything that came with him and his child. The baby mama was civil and I actually would find myself in her defense at most times. Her situation is hard. I don't underestimate that but some time ago her and her...
    howfarisheaven howfarisheaven 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Sometimes i just feel like i am drowning

    but i can see everyone else swimming and they are so happy and im not i want to feel loved and wanted but i just feel rejected and not good enough i just need to breathe before i go back and pretend to smile and act like its not a bad day
    Hope6800 Hope6800 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    December 3. Developing Healthy Tolerance.

    Many of us are skilled at denying and discounting what hurts us. We may endure a particular situation, telling ourselves repeatedly it's not that bad; we shouldn't be so demanding; it'll change any day; we should be able to live with it; it doesn't annoy us; the other person...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 3, 2014

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    I've been scared too post too much about this

    on my account because I'm scared about the reactions. I haven't expressed any emotions about my gender identity before. But recently as things are becoming clear I'm on the verge of tears occasionally. I can feel the tears coming down my cheeks but I can't exactly express it so...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 1 Response Jul 19

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    November 6. Enjoying Life.

    Do something fun today. If you're relaxing, let yourself relax, without guilt, without worrying about the work that is undone. If you're with loved ones, let yourself love them, and let them love you. Let yourself feel close. Let yourself enjoy your work, for that can be...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Judas priest school is ridiculous.

    I'm just going through so much stress with friends family and school that it's messing up my sleep, I keep going tobsleep later than I want and waking up way to early, and I just feel stressed when I awake. I don't know I hope it passes sometime soon because I think it's having...
    deejdomingo deejdomingo 13-15, M Aug 23

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    I m feeling abit sad today.

    Just feel that I m not really good at anything u know and I have difficulty to be attached with anyone...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    November 26. Letting Go of Self-Criticism.

    Look how far we've come! It's good to focus on the task ahead, on what remains to be done. It's important to stop and feel pleased about what we've accomplished too. Yes, it may seem that the change has been slow. At times, change is grueling. Yes, we've taken steps backward...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 26, 2014

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    November 3. Denial. Denial is fertile breeding

    ground for the behaviors we call codependent: controlling, focusing on others, and neglecting ourselves. Illness and compulsive or addictive behaviors can emerge during denial. Denial can be confusing because it resembles sleeping. We're not really aware we're doing it until we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    My best friend punched me today.

    Although I know she didn't really mean to, she knew who I was and I don't know. She punched me in he lip and kept trying to fight me. I understand that she has a past. And I want to accept the fact that I don't know everything that went on in her past. But when she gets physical...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    December 2. Putting Our Life on Hold.

    We cannot afford to put our needs on hold, waiting for another person to fulfill us, make our life better, or come around and be who and what we want that person to be. That will create resentment, hostility, an unhealthy dependency, and a mess to deal with later on. If we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 2, 2014

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    November 29. Step Twelve.

    The Twelfth Step says that having had a spiritual awakening, we try to carry this message to others. Our message is one of hope, love, comfort, health - a better way of life, one that works. How do we carry it? Not by rescuing. Not by controlling. Not by obsessing. Not by...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    my mood swings scare me.

    i can go from being happy to depressed in a matter of seconds.
    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    I need healing.. Nothing ever goes "right"

    for too long. Im always caught up in the struggle with no one to lean on. I have inconsiderate friends who think of me last; family too. Its just all getting real to me; no one cares - never did.
    epipfhani epipfhani 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    April 8. Self Care. "I don't precisely know

    what you need to do to take care of yourself. But I know you can figure it out." —Beyond Codependency Rest when you're tired. Take a drink of cold water when you're thirsty. Call a friend when you're lonely. Ask God to help when you feel overwhelmed. Many of us have...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 8, 2014

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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I have come so far, have seen

    so much and in the darkest of places i always guide people to look up to the sky and see that light shining just look down on those concrete that you stand and see this is the foundation that you have built to stand strong and look inside to see you are the fire that burns...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 22-25, M Jul 20

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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal.

    "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a more loving, kind person, then he would love me. I turned myself inside out to be something better, when all along, who I was was...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    A Lonely Nerd

    I think I am more aware now to the sake of my social isolation. I think it's sinking in, how lonely I am at the end of the day. How my life has been one entire moment of loneliness, of rejection, of alienation. Of never fitting in. It's the end of the day. I'm about to sleep in a...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Depression..Depression.

    .uh..it`s killing me every minute.I am getting anxious for no reason.I am crying a lot these days.I am embarrassed seeing my hopeless situation.I think I`m gonna become a nutjob within few days.
    MaddyBale MaddyBale 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I lost my one and only

    and its 100% my fault.
    Neverforgether Neverforgether 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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