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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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    I've just broken up with my partner of 10 years

    and I don't know how to feel I have mixed feelings
    Dondouglas Dondouglas 36-40, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 get overwhelmed by housework. For some reason it really stresses me out and I get criticized that whatever I do is never enough by my parents. It's exhausting to have them judge...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F Nov 24

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    I just feel like I should have done things differently. I'm 22, married, have a baby, a house, a cat and dog, I'm a full time student, and a full time employee. I'm stressed. To...
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer 22-25, F Nov 24

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    When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down. I also tend to overwhelm others and not know when to slow my pace down to an acceptable level. As Paul Simon said, "the nearer your...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 30

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    I seriously feel overwhelmed that I stopped talking to the loved ones who are ill. I am a big crier, so I know that I won't be able to talk to them and I will only end up crying. I...
    Trishhh Trishhh 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Feeling lonely and isolated. I need to escape society. Is anyone there to talk. Peace and love to all x
    matthart1234 matthart1234 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    Do you ever get your gut feeling confused with your emotions? How do you separate the two when emotions run high?
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Grouplove - "Ways to Go" [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]: http://youtu.be/VGvHnDeS12o "I got a little bit longer,, I got a ways to go..." I don't care, I am feeling this right heya!
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I find very little joy in my current lifestyle. My job is extremely demanding and I get very little reward no matter how hard I push myself. To make things worse...I constantly...
    invayn invayn 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I find very little joy in my current lifestyle. My job is extremely demanding and I get very little reward no matter how hard I push myself. To make things worse...I constantly...
    invayn invayn 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It feels like someone is literally holding my heart and squeezing it. It hurts so bad, I feel numb and hurt. My body doesn't seem to be mine, I feel regret and sorrow. What...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Why don't guys believe u when u tell them you've cried over them or you've talked over them they just have no feelings they fu** then leave that's it
    Lex2420 Lex2420 13-15, F 27 mins ago

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    I study social work and for years and years I thought some feeling that I had were very wrong! `You just are not alowed to think this or feel that..` that´s what I used to tell...
    MendyNL MendyNL 18-21, F Nov 17

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    Green eyed devil, came back! I thought she was gone, so I hoped, so I feared. She returns, and all the memories are rushing back, but for an odd reason, none of the bad ones are...
    andro333 andro333 22-25, M Nov 20

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    well today is just another day of me being in my feelings ..so what the hell....another sappy story of love lost........but i really do miss that feeling of being in love......how...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I don't want to sit here and have people think I'm feeling sorry for myself. It's time to let out this pain. So, I met a man seven months ago. He was practically everything I liked...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I joined Experience Project because - well for a whole swirling storm of reasons, but the common thread is - I have never really felt able to SHARE what's going on inside me. 1...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I've spent the last year if not longer..possibly my whole adult life feeling like someone just took a bottle an smashed it into a million pieces and i'm the shards left over. I...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    It´s a recent thing... though I like to talk about emotions and thoughts, when it comes to feelings I´ve found out some people would ask and encourage me to talk to them about my...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Yesterday this girl I liked passed me at the corrider & said “watch where you're going”, which happened to make me very frustrated for the rest of the school part of the day...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Dec 2

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    Twenty-six years, I was infatuated with a man that didn't have the same feelings for me. I still think of him often, but he broke my heart. I was so taken with him and told him how...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I have such a habit of bottling up emotion - well actually, my first line of defense is straight-up denial. For years and years the only "feeling" I would or could acknowledge...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F Nov 23

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    Just got off Skype with my boyfriend. Even though he lives on the other side of the world, he still makes time for me everyday. We got into a fight today. Over a silly thing really...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    You know that feeling after you brush your teeth with a mint toothpaste or just eat something minty, then go drink cold water. Idk why but the really cold feeling while I'm...
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Hey! I'm feeling down for some reason. I'm a guy from Sweden, lived in Norway for 1 year and now I'm living in paradise, Thailand. or, atleast for now. I would say I got a really...
    znik znik 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    since I got over my feelings soon ! Well partly .. any way I don't feel like kissing him or something ;) well I realize now how much he likes his wife and how much he seems happy...
    troublemaker18 troublemaker18 18-21, F Dec 8

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    In my understanding of love, passion and caring - attention is automatically given if the above feelings are true. When I care for a person, they know. How? Because I invest in...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    i have a friend tim and since meeting him i have had an array of changing feelings. it started off with me not caring about him either way and having no opinons about him, really...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I'm 20 years old and feel stuck at this point in my life I already feel as if I will never be good enough or have a successful life. My sophomore year of college my mom decided not...
    BSoxNation94 BSoxNation94 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    It's easier to write about my feelings, but to express them by mouth to someone else is so hard. I dont take much things seriously. I am an easy going person & I get along with...
    Cath947 Cath947 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Time does heal wounds or at least improve your feelings or situation. When you're going through it, it seems like you'd never get out of it. I'm thankful for friends I've met here...
    LoveJaney LoveJaney 36-40, F Nov 26

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