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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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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 Sep 22

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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 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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    Help! Ugh idk what to do anymore.

    .. To many expectations to many things to do not enough me... Why am I not good enough with what I can do
    koryd koryd 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 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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    As of late, all I do is think.

    Mostly about Nathan, and its never bad. I just think and try to understand what I feel when I think about him and why I even think about him. Im constantly at war with myself asking if I should just let him go or try and hold on to...I dunno whatever this is. My best friend...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F Jul 18

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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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    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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    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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    I have moments when I just have a pit in my

    stomach where I'm nervous emotional. Its like my nerve ending are exposed my mind is constantly racing. I going over in my mind in fast forward. I think of things in my life and then I start getting anxiety I work myself up and then I make it worse by cutting down myself and...
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I run a small company we provide services to

    bigger IT companies. I juggle three kids, a distant husband and an extremely long hour day. Sometimes i wonder when am going to find time for myself?
    learningIka learningIka 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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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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    Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed. I work full time, go to school full time, am a full time parent and have 4 dogs. On top of that, I am the sole bread winner and I get home to a...
    Grizzy1441 Grizzy1441 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Definition: Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    My mat leave ends in December. We can't afford for me to not go back to work. We also can't afford childcare for our two children, especially since our youngest will only be eight...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    What a lame day. Getting divorced, overwhelmed at work, kids having a rough time. It's exhausting.
    Gazell Gazell 51-55, F Sep 23

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    Blergh, this just gets worse. Been so I'll lately, dramatic temperature changes either too hot or too cold never warm. Don't have that much energy to run these days even though...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Maybe I used to accept this pity from others before, it is because I was thirsty for feelings, lonely and needed compassion and love. Nothing changed really, maybe I am even in a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Un-reciprocated Love.What starts out as a friendship and turns into love for one person is not just painful for the person who developed romantic feelings. It can also be painful...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    The worst feeling in the world is to find out the feelings aren't really mutual, due to past relationships. I've always been the amazing person that finishes last. So tired of...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I’m feeling down and wallowing Not bitching about it but it’s just how I feel I know the words to think a different way But there’s no meaning to them and I’m too tired to...
    jacqueline1972 jacqueline1972 36-40, T Sep 3

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    It sounds selfish when you write it down but that isn't the way I intend this to come out. I miss feeling like one of the main priorities in someone else's life rather than just a...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I've tried to ignore the weird feelings I've been getting lately but I can't anymore.. I can literally just be sitting there and then I'll get this odd feeling and it'll sorta make...
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F Sep 21

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    The feeling of emptiness, the feeling of being lost not knowing what to do next...the feeling of being ignored or pushed away because of confusion...I hate making choices where I...
    starlight109 starlight109 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not like that one person that everyone hates because of the fact that they are surrounded by drama. I'm not. I just like to talk about what I'm going through with my close...
    mchanna101 mchanna101 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel as if I am less happy then I was before and I am a very happy person, I'm barely sad or any of those feelings but ever aince people have been commenting on my body i have...
    SeanPerG SeanPerG 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I've been feeling pretty good today. This past week has been pretty good I haven't drank in exactly one week. I've had a bad habit of drinking but I talked it through with some...
    rjschuler rjschuler 18-21, M Sep 2

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    You see, this may sound stupid because I'm very young but I feel like if I don't say this I will keep thinking it over and over and just get more stressed. I am fourteen and I...
    ValeriyaIvanov ValeriyaIvanov 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Hello reader. I just made this account, hoping i can find advice or answers. I have noticed that lately..i have been giving up. Im 19, and in college. My passion is art, i love to...
    iammirna iammirna 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I am an aspiring writer who really should be working on my first book but I am feeling so restless and unfocused. It's ridiculous. I feel so desperate to find a distraction, yet...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F Sep 10

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       Honestly. I do not know how I feel inside...Perhaps a small part of me feels somewhat afraid,..Maybe I am living my life just a little dangerouslyBy taking a walk on...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 11

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    Gosh Id do anything to stop feeling. I feel pain but over what? Someone who happened to not care about me? I was so ******* dumb. "Soul mate" "forever" "yes I'm ready to deal with...
    jayyward jayyward 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    Wanted to drink JAVA badly after waking up from napped. I drank it & I am feeling depress now!!! And is Decaf!!! Urghh I don't like the feeling now.... Damn
    VolatileMe VolatileMe 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    For those of you who have read the little sprinkle of stories that I've put out there know that I've suffered a loss. My aunt who was a mother to me and made the person that I am...
    Marianna2nd2none Marianna2nd2none 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    For those of you who have read the little sprinkle of stories that I've put out there know that I've suffered a loss. My aunt who was a mother to me and made the person that I am...
    Marianna2nd2none Marianna2nd2none 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    For those of you who have read the little sprinkle of stories that I've put out there know that I've suffered a loss. My aunt who was a mother to me and made me the person that I...
    Marianna2nd2none Marianna2nd2none 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    We people have feelings and emotions. It's what makes us human beings. For me, it's very important to express your feelings correctly or the people whom you're expressing to might...
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My first lay in, in a while! And I wake up feeling very turned on!! I think I'm going to enjoy this ;) heh anyone want to join me?
    jakeyp24 jakeyp24 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    There is no place for emotions and feelings and no one cares.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1

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    Whenever I try to share/think about sharing things that are very personal to me with others (this can be anyone my mother, a friend) I feel like I am going to cry. Usually I just...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm love my bf and it's only been a month and a half. We connect on different levels. He makes me smile even when I don't want to. He makes me forget about all the people that are...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Zz ward-Put The Gun Down..... Its in my head...seems to be fitting in my feelings right now...
    kiel19 kiel19 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Feeling very low arguing constant with my partner and don't even stay in the same bed and we don't cuddle kiss etc no more
    gemma06 gemma06 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Dear Bianca, I feel like an ******* ******* for what happen over the weekend. I know we have our differences. I hate it when I make you worry about me. I don't...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'll be the first to admit that I mocked long distance relationships, I genuinely believed that they couldn't possibly exist and be real. Now I feel more confused than ever before...
    RebeccaLouise9541 RebeccaLouise9541 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    cause it's time to leave those feelings behind
    poker7777 poker7777 18-21, M