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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 Dec 13

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    my Play list for today, I'm just feeling it. Jhene Aiko Ft. Kendrick Lamar - Stay Ready (Chopp?: http://youtu.be/3GVYm8w2QQk Kendrick Lamar - Poetic Justice (Feat. Drake) (Ch...
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    I realized feelings suck, don't listen to them and try to actually live your life and you'll be good
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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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    I know this feeling all too well. I remember being in elementary & middle school.. & every single one of my friends was getting hit on by a guy but me. I remember how all my...
    Nikkismine00 Nikkismine00 16-17, F 1 day ago

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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 told my gay best friend that I was feeling lonely the other day. He said, "But it's Christmas time, you'll find yourself in a lot of social activities." I replied that the people...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I lost you, you never cared about me, or to even care to know how much my heart loved you. All you ever cared about was my body, my curves, the softness of my skin, and my beauty...
    6lickmegood9 6lickmegood9 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    A drawing says so much. You can understand feelings through drawings. I love drawing even though i know i'm not good at it. I feel i can express my feelings in my drawings.
    Jaiyy Jaiyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    Sometimes I wish that people wouldn't be so insensitive and remember that I am a real person with real feelings just like them. I have feelings just like anyone else and I can...
    abbylicious abbylicious 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 29

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    My boyfriend and I have been on and off for about 8 months now. whenever we go our seperate ways we miss each other terribly and get back together and for a while things are good...
    impulsivehuman impulsivehuman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I fear that I am losing all hope for my mother and I’s relationship to be loving and nurturing like I have seen her be with my oldest siblings. I love my mother, more than a lot...
    nikki2442 nikki2442 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Standing in front of the sea Watching the waves come and go Like my feeling going high and low But at a times I am scared and petrified I want so much someone wuld come and guide...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    So, I have no feelings and it is pretty damn awesome. But I am extremely bored. I need something exciting to happen. And as it doesn't I came to the next conclusion: I don't have...
    pixie9 pixie9 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Right now, I wanted to talk to my friend, but apparently he doesn't. so instead of feeling ****** about not being talked to I decided to take matters into my own hands talk to...
    OnlineCake OnlineCake 26-30, F Dec 3

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    've been spinning out for time Couple women by my side I got sinnin' on my mind Sipping on red wine I've been sitting here for ages Ripping out pages How'd I get so faded How'd I...
    Cocosavethetatas Cocosavethetatas 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Hurt- nine inch nails I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole The old familiar sting Try to kill it all...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F Dec 6

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    i had been broken up with my ex for 3 months. she ended it said she no longer had feelings and that she couldnt love anyone. last night i see her blog and it read "i love my...
    hellblazer1990 hellblazer1990 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Semi-charmed life- third eye blind I'm packed and I'm holding, I'm smiling She's living, she's golden, she lives for me Says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation She...
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    Semi-charmed life- third eye blind I'm packed and I'm holding, I'm smiling She's living, she's golden, she lives for me Says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation She...
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    Really confused...like...I hate the way I'm feeling right now. Yet I don't know what to think about it, how to act upon it...I feel strange, awful and wrong feeling this way...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    Just because I'm an unfaithful, cheating, selfish person, who can act like a total *****. Just cos I give myself freely to people. It doesn't mean I'm not human or that I don't...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 12 Responses Dec 9

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    I can't quite put it into words, but I am feeling really sad and low. I can't seem to find happiness. I can't connect with others. Or... people face to face. I feel useless in this...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Today I found out my husband has been using all my info for credit cards I feel so dumb like how didn't I know anything Was I that blind to everything so I was feeling so low...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm trying to decide if I should come out officially as bisexual and it's terrifying. I didn't realize I was bisexual until recently and it's been a rocky road ever since. I've...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Dec 11

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    i am feeling down now. i thought i'm gonna be okay three hours ago. but to be honest i am feeling pretty bad right now. i don't feel like talking with anyone...i just wanna forget...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12

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