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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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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 am feeling overwhelmed. I'm trying to find a new house. My job is demanding right now and I will only be at work one day this week. Thankful I've banked so much sick and vacation...
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F Jan 19

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    It has occurred to me how profound of a depression I've been in. I have been since the inevitable collapse in June 2012, due to starvation for intimacy, rest, and nourishment...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    We were just winding up the medical camp held in a village. The camp was a part of supplying traditional medicines to check the spread of a viral fever that’s making its rounds...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    I came across I was an empath quite recently. Truth is before I had a name to it I just though I was going crazy, like it was a mental illness I or no-one elea understood. I used...
    jennrhod20 jennrhod20 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I have felt so overwhelmed lately with all me sketchule changes i need to lear a latin song for choir that is ******* confusing and just thinking about the STAAR i get nervous i...
    Felipecantu99 Felipecantu99 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am overwhelmed with people. I don't have many people. But I have more than I ever have. And I don't know. I feel like I have a connection with too many people. And sometimes I...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love the feeling of the sun warming up my cool body when I am outside swimming and sunbathing in California. The warmth feels so good and I just love it. However...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    So my feelings sort of made me "burst" tonight...and I wish I could hit rewind. I was so exhausted and worn out by everyone and was feeling pretty depressed today. I received a...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I hate that feeling That feeling of sadness, but not knowing why The feeling of emptiness, but nothing in particular has happened  To be asked what is wrong, but not knowing what...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been almost three years since we first met. I still remember the day. I had been back in my home town for a few months after I'd convinced myself to stay because I'd missed it...
    minernick minernick 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    for the last few days I felt nothing but an empty shell just going through the motions I've even started telling my girlfriend that I'm OK I'm going through a hard time and I...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I hate the fact that I am no longer able to talk about my feelings, here on EP. Not able to freely express what my heart is feeling. I hate the feeling that I am exposed, that my...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 17 Responses Jan 8

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    For a little over a year now I have had feelings for my friend, but now what I was afraid would happen is happening-I'm falling in love with her. I had a strong crush on her so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jan 8

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    Strangely enough I've developed emotional bonds with someone on the site, really feeling a connection between us in some way...not all being wine and roses though but having strong...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    My first post... Well, I'm french, 18 and I'm black. You know, I always knew I loved girls; their perfume, their bodies, their attitudes. I've been in love with one of them and...
    TheSweetChris TheSweetChris 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Hidden by sib232228 Why do we give up what's valuable to us because of our friends? The answer is simple friends are valuable. Friends and family are the most valuable things...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    "Feeling Sad, Lonely, and Angry Today at work I felt so lonely. For some reason, I feel I never belong or have a terrible fear that others don't or won't like me. I constantly...
    kagee2015 kagee2015 41-45, F Jan 3

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    I just love feeling a womans big pregnant belly just feeling that baby kick is an awesome feeling. any other women feel the same way? I'd love to feel one again
    sportyfan sportyfan 26-30, M Jan 3

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    I didn't know what missing someone from afar would be this damn hard. I think the hardest parts are at bed time. Yes I have the thoughts and memories, but sometimes it's not...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    So I can't explain it but somehow this feeling of depression strikes me with no logical explanation. The one day I feel like i can conquer the world and then the other I wake up...
    auem0312 auem0312 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My 'crush' and I have both admitted that we have feelings for each other but we agreed to 'get to know each other first' and decided that now wasn't the correct time.. But I want...
    rachieu rachieu 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 5 years and we have been very happy. he is my best friend and frankly the kindest person i have ever dated . I know he will...
    Evolution7 Evolution7 26-30 1 Response Jan 16

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    I think it's funny how I don't believe in love yet no matter how much I don't believe in it I will always feel it. Sometimes I hate feelings, I hate loving people, I hate feeling...
    OmeLiv OmeLiv 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I feel sad when people not able to hold their emotions and bursting out in tears to their loved ones or their trusted companions when they have that need But at the same time I am...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I have been up most of the night, thinking and feeling extremely sad over my recent loss. I miss her terribly and this breakup has left me feeling so sad because it's something I...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm so blessed, I really am, I have a great family, good health, clothes on my back, an education, but alot of the time I feel like I don't have anything good to say about myself...
    RescueMe22 RescueMe22 16-17, M Jan 1

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    Somebody close to me always tells me that I need to tell her my feeling more and what I'm feeling. The problem is is that I don't know how to and it makes me uncomfortable.
    Mindofanintrovert Mindofanintrovert 16-17, F Jan 1

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    The Death of My Godfather This happened a number of years ago but it feels just as painful now as it did at the time when i got the bad news about my godfather's death.He was not...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Jan 2

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    what do you do when you feel like you lost your best friend in the whole wide world? what do you do when he's the same person your in love with but can't be with?.. what do you do...
    shemarose shemarose 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Lately I've been feeling this way, I have much more down periods in my life than up, and it's getting to the point where I just feel hopeless. I'm not sure how to change this. Ive...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Wakeing up in the middle of the night same dreams same feeling same smells trying to get rid of my feelings
    Ripjr Ripjr 18-21, M Jan 6

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    I hate when feelings affect my mood so much; when I know those feelings are illogical and unfair.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    Feelings effing suck. How can someone switch from bring so happy to feelings so hurt and depressed in an instant just by thinking of one dumb person.
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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