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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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    So I'm a paramedic and volunteer fire fighter.

    I have a young son with special needs, who requires a lot of love, attention, patience, and therapies. I do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, appointments, play dates, vehicle maintenance, vet appointments, work nights, volunteer, run a special needs support group, and my...
    paramedic2 paramedic2 26-30, F Oct 7, 2014

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    Yeah, i know it won't help

    but I think it is my breaking point.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23, 2015

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    I'm smiling because as I read through our old

    conversations I remember those feelings of security, happiness and belonging. I remember us telling each other jokes, you resting your head on my shoulder, hugging me when I was sad. I remember you saying "I'll always be there for you" and "You're my best friend." I remember our...
    AngelsInBlack AngelsInBlack 16-17, F Aug 10, 2015

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    Packing Up Parents House

    My dad passed away suddenly over a year ago. Mum passed away in 2004. So I am at their house - now my brother and I's house, packing it up. I am feeling overwhelmed because there is so much stuff!!! My brother is away working - although until 2 months ago had been living at...
    1atlas1 1atlas1 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Can I Take A Break From Being An Adult, Just A Little One?

    Sometimes the amount of things I have to do seems to be just too much to handle. I try to keep it simple and not have too much going on, but it doesn't work very well. I have also tried organizing aand finding routines, that is not working either. I make lists and I try to get...
    lovestruckIA lovestruckIA 26-30, F Aug 5, 2013

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    Moving Overseas, In Charge Of Office...overwhelmed!

    Ever have those days when you think, "If one more thing goes wrong...."  Of course, it always does. I think I'm usually a calm person, but I'm starting to learn I must have built-up anxieties.  I am calm, cool and collected for months and then...bam!  It's like my body and...
    maggienumbernine maggienumbernine 26-30 Jun 21, 2011

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    I Really Do.

    Lately it seems that my life has only been filled with the feeling of being overwhelmed.  I got a good promotion at work, so now I'm a supervisor in a department that although I am familiar with what it takes to do, I am new to this area.  So needless to say...
    iwantlove iwantlove 46-50, F 3 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Never A Good Time To Share How I Feel

    So overwhelmed. I keep everything inside because there is never a right time to talk to anyone. I need to let a lot out and I cant because my moms bday is coming up and my grandparents are staying with me my mom and dad soon. I push everything aside so that I dont ruin any...
    NRF25 NRF25 26-30, F Oct 8, 2012

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    Classes, homework, placement,

    projects, readings, an extra-curricular, health problems, basic life responsibilities and all I want to do is curl up in my bed, close the blinds, turn off the lights, not talk to anyone, and stay like that forever.
    futurecrazycatlady1 futurecrazycatlady1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2015

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    What's Wrong With Me?

    i used to love to get catalogs in the mail and look at them.  now they go straight into recycling. in the past i would write my holiday cards out before december 1st.  this year i didn't touch them yet.  christmas is next freakin' week! i used to be a nice person...
    OldLoser OldLoser 46-50 3 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    It's overwhelming how overwhelming new things

    can be. I thought I was over my anxiety and depression had left, but I'm beginning to think that they were just hiding, waiting for the perfect moment to come out and wreck my life. I almost started crying. I had a panic attack in bed last night. I almost had another one today...
    modernmuse modernmuse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    I Have Too Many Problems And Too Much To Handle For 1 Person

    I honestly cant even list how many things have happened bad these past 2 years but they keep getting worse and I have NO ONE because i have anxiety beyond belief when it comes to asking for help..I also have adhd bad and cant concentrate. i have 4 kids 2 xs who harrass me...
    miswurld444 miswurld444 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

    Where to start? My son just left for another 9 months and I had 3 months with him and it was great...but feeling the loss (again). I recently lost a family member...my Gram died a month ago and we were close. She was one of my friends I relied on and cared for. I miss her. My job...
    mac885 mac885 56-60, F Mar 10, 2013

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    School And Mentoring

    I'm taking a full load of classes in addition to taking on a mentoring program. The mentorship demands 7 hours a week, which is actually less of a time commitment than my previous job as a librarian person. But I'm worried that this job will be demanding in a way that being a...
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    Some Days Are Just Like That....

    This has just been a very overwhelming day... I don't really want to share all the details, just wanting to unload in here, in hopes that it would make me feel better... thanks - G
    garys5150 garys5150 46-50 2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    I just often don't know how I'm feeling and it confuses me. Right now I'm feeling very happy and excited but still deep down I feel like I'm missing something. And I don't know...
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    When the man you love more than anything in the world tells you he no longer loves you or has any feelings towards you anymore and that you no longer make him happy....the worst...
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    Why am I feeling that we're drifting off/apart? It feels like someone is losing interest. I'm not sure who. It's not like before...I'm not sure what it is. Is it just me or is this...
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    Hate it I hate feeling so fat all the time. Really need to loose weight so tired of feeling so fat
    Kelloggz90 Kelloggz90 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    the girl who charmed my heart... stole it.. before she could ever be possibly mine has asked me to stop talking to her. she does not believe i can get over the feelings i have for...
    that1brownguy that1brownguy 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Why does everything have to progressively get worse? I miss when my life had more meaning. When I could say "I'm OK" without lying. I'm too tired to continue this pointless fight...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I Am Feeling Heartbroken I am feeling heartbroken. Seeing you, how you have seizure really breaks my heart. You're still young, I treat you as if you're my real sister. I'm sorry...
    byeAnna byeAnna 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One of the best feelings in the world is the feeling of the sun warming my skin. Especially after swimming Or after a really cold winter, and that first warm day when you can sit...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    As always, my feelings always end up hurt. I know we live worlds apart and it would be hard. There's no denying that I have feelings. whether you know it or not you very quickly...
    Englishrose93 Englishrose93 22-25, F Jan 30

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    i can and will.. only 3 ways you can tell my feelings and you actually have to notice. my feelings are always shown but also very hidden.. i am a contradiction, an oxy-moron if...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F Jan 30

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    I told my father figure about my depression because I was tired of it, I was tired of feeling empty, I wanted his help, but he said all I wanted was attention. Now I feel guilty...
    Mathers1722 Mathers1722 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I am depressed, but at the same time I am feeling nothing. Surrounded by people, but I feel alone. I have okay days, like today, but still nothing seems to make me happy anymore...
    lekearns99 lekearns99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Lately I'm feeling confused and worn out. I have no confidence and feel really insecure. When I get home from work, it take a lot to do anything other than sleep. I'm drained. I'm...
    Daniellandan Daniellandan 26-30, M Jan 29

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    A this time I am kind of 'over rushed' about all my feelings, I am in love, (almost) depressed, I am feeling lonely, hopeless and feel confused, all day long. I just can't make...
    GentleReader GentleReader 13-15, M Jan 29

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    I am completely confused about my feelings. I can't believe I found an experience called this'. I know for most they will interpret the title to refer to romantic feelings about a...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I'm not sure exactly how to word all this, but I'll do my best. First off I'd like to say that I am the type of person that wants everyone around me to be happy. It's less...
    sweetgem8 sweetgem8 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 25

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    Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to be strategically placed to p*ss you off? Let's start with this morning. There is a field directly behind my window...
    ImperfectWeather ImperfectWeather 22-25, F Jan 23

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    I can feel it in my whole body. I have a headache, my shoulders ache and my stomach isn't feeling well. All I want to do is sleep. Yet I persevere and go on. I just want peace! I...
    gigi1425 gigi1425 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Feeling sad... Feeling lonely... Ferling worried... Feared of something... Not confident of anything.. Dont know where am i going...
    Karth06 Karth06 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    The truth is that I love my husband but deep inside, I know he loves his ex wife. I will always be compared to the fantasy of what she has become in his mind and I will always fall...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 16 Responses Jan 18

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    I know I shouldn't be. I know I shouldn't feel all of these. I know, but still here I am spilling my feelings knowing that it is not even right. Feeling betrayed just because my...
    smilemelove smilemelove 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I have an ex that hurt me really bad it's been almost 10 years. I hadn't seen him for a long time and had finally felt I was over it all then on day he was at my work. When I walk...
    Mopargirl76 Mopargirl76 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    There was this girl. Who found out that I was BPD and I didn't even realize it myself. She stayed with me. And I also realised too late that she didn't stay out of love. Or at...
    brokensoverybroken brokensoverybroken 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I just feels like I wasn't supposed to be born. Like life isn't meant for me. It's weird but I can't picture myself growing old I can't see a future me. It feels like I wasn't...
    SR1312 SR1312 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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