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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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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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    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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    Hi guys:) I am definitely sure that you people out there will be able to assist me in the dilemma that I am currently experiencing!! So there is this guy he is really sweet we met...
    Qila02 Qila02 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Life has literally been feeling way to overwhelming lately. There's just so many different paths to go down, so many choices to make. I feel like things just aren't going right. I...
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    I just received an email from a research group saying they have already found suitable candidate. This has already happened 5 or 6 times and I'm feeling very competitive because...
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    Constantly. I freeze up due to floods of...well I'm not really sure...thoughts i guess, visions, feelings, nerves...I don't know everything. It halts me from progressing I get so...
    GregarianGreg GregarianGreg 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's not even a feeling anymore. I know I will die young. It's either because of illness or intentional. But then again I've been trying to make myself sick so I guess whatever the...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 34 mins ago

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    I hate my self for this. Honestly I should of been single but then I can't cause I have a reason not to. Okay so I have a bf and he's Like the most down to earth guy. He's so...
    alwaysjudged alwaysjudged 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I allow this feelingAllow myself to feel it enough to acknowledge itAllow the feeling to name itselfStay allowing and dont worry about the judgements and the worry that might come...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I get those too! I once was on the phone with my friend's mom and she told me she needed to talk to my mom and I had a feeling that she found my YouTube channel. Well she did. Then...
    coolreturn coolreturn 13-15, F Aug 16

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    Im a girl who has feelings towards my bestfriend who is a girl too. Im inlove with her for a long time yet still not have gotten over it. We went different ways after I graduated...
    iFuckenLoveYou iFuckenLoveYou 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    have you ever felt like you dont know whats going on anymore? like you dont care about anything anymore. youve lost your motivations to do anything. you are confused about your...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Oh, the years where have they disappeared to? Can't take it back, vanished in air and ran away. Our wishing to take back time, what we spoke, the time we could have spent, the...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F Jul 30

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    Well of course I do. Whenever they're remotely visible I'm considered fragile or to be over reacting. So I keep them to myself, they're mine after all. Whatever feelings I have...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I just had a fun night--a party with a few friends. I should still be feeling the high of being around people I love, but instead, I feel rather low… Insufficient, even. My...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F Aug 17

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    I can go a couple days almost enjoying my life then comes that feeling of me wanting to give up on EVERYTHING, school, work, life etc. When this feeling hits me it hits hard I just...
    dezy2be dezy2be 18-21, F a week ago

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    Sometimes I'll be humming through my day when all of a sudden my mood will change and I'll feel different immeadiatly. Scared or worried or happy. And within the next few moments I...
    vampirepixie25 vampirepixie25 18-21, F Aug 3

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    You don’t have to have feelings *about* your feelings Angry? Sad? Lonely? Ashamed? Maliciously gleeful? All of those are OK ways to feel and you don’t have to spend extra...
    UltimateDespair UltimateDespair 16-17, F Aug 12

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    Earleir this morning, i was feeling down. I was being a jerk. so i typed this to release sone frustration: "you are being that person you dont like again. even now, as you type...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I have a situation going on with a coworker for the past few months now. Each day its getting harder and harder. I am married he is single. Things started off pretty simple. He...
    hprice2323 hprice2323 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I feel as though I am living with an empty void in my chest. A space that lurks inside of me. Everytime I think I am passed it, it hits me. Its like I'll try and take deep calming...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    No matter how much I don't want to have the feeling I keep having a feeling that goes through me daily. Not only that it is accompanied by thoughts. I just wish I could stop the...
    ador802 ador802 18-21, M Aug 17

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    So everyone that knows me understands that I am emotional. I use words of emotion, my music is full of feeling, everything. So when I encounter someone who shows no feeling to me...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M Aug 18

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    Some days ago, while I was studying Italian, my mom noticed and told me to do something useful like to study for IELTS (an English exam). I asked my dad to break open the box...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I am hunted by this feeling of something im meant to do, i feel like i am meant to do something to change this world, as crazy, childish, radical and selfish as it sounds, after...
    FOX47 FOX47 18-21, M Jul 30

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    I use music very often to describe my feelings. I am somewhat asocial and can't really communicate feelings in real life so i use music.The one i currently am listening to is...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Jul 30

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    I'm really bad at expressing my feelings for anyone. When i want to express to my feelings towards anyone, i don't know what to say and thats why i always ruin the situation -__-
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    It's still a problem I have. I like to have control over my emotions. I went years with someone always manipulating and abusing my feelings. And I never want that to happen. And I...
    hazy6 hazy6 16-17, F Jul 31

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    i hate feeling guilty. i am ways doing something wrong. i skipped my day to wash dishes. i feel guilty again. i hate it. i has happened before. I've done it before. so i feel...
    boredandreading boredandreading 18-21 Aug 1

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    I have very strong feelings for my female friend. I'm confused because part of me wants to be her girl but another part of me feels I'm not ready and it kills me to not be able to...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 1

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    I usually tell my best friends about everything, but there has been this huge secret I've kept from them and everyone else lately. It sucks feeling like you can't tell anyone, so...
    bawniie bawniie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    After being really upset the past couple of days. I'm switching up a few things. Irregardless of how I've been feeling. Life and time has been moving. I need to try and enjoy this...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I didn't come equipped with a mind reader so it's usually helpful to have people be candid and truthful about their feelings. Sarcasm is lost on me in these instances so ya either...
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68 41-45 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm lesbian :c and I'm not open about it. I don't plan to tell anyone I know because they (especially my family) will hate me for it :c I don't know what do with life anymore. I...
    LindseyPearson LindseyPearson 18-21, F Aug 5

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    So, I finally admitted my feelings to the girl I have a crush on. I told her that I had a crush on her but that I don't think they're real and that I just wanted to be friends even...
    IrMe IrMe 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    So I'm 16. For a while now, or ever since I can remember, I get bad feelings. I can tell when someone is talking about me even when my name is never mentioned. I can feel when...
    KoalaPuppy KoalaPuppy 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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