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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 May 20, 2013

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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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    Life! Strange Life. It shows you the most unexpected things and makes you experience most unexpected feeling in life. Some one has very correctly said, truth is stranger...
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    First of all, I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to go to college and the option to graduate. But here are my honest thoughts about the whole thing. Some of these...
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    Packing up my house alone. I feel overwhelmed. Still have not found work and I am going to have to couch surf for the foreseeable future. Man, I am WAY too old to have my life be...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    When I fall in love, I repeatedly look for problems, sometimes manufacturing them out of whole cloth and sometimes dramatically exaggerating either the magnitude or the...
    DominicRain DominicRain 41-45, M a week ago

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    I should be happy. I was feeling on top of the world just last week. I woke up on Friday feeling good about myself and my life and where I'm at. I meet a guy, albeit in...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F Jul 6

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    I don't have anybody to ever turn to. I don't have a family because they people I grew up with all abused me. I love my boyfriend and I want to be with him but he's never around...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F a week ago

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    That heavy feeling in my heart when I think about people I have lost. The feeling of wanting to cry so hard but having to hold them back because I don't want to explain why I am...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I have had a long section of depression. It's been caused by quite a few factors, but it's really been compounding and it has been a difficult thing to deal with. I guess it was...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jul 21

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    I don't know why I do this to myself. I know better than to have feelings for other people. They never have feelings back, they always have feelings for someone else. I'm just too...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My current bout with depression has lasted for ten years. Today is July 25, 2014. On June 25, after feeling pretty bad after work, I sat down and wrote this. If there's one...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response 4 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 12 hrs ago

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    I'm feeling empty and bored . I'm not feeling like doing anything .its just that my dad was scolding us the past couple days and I cried a lot . I'm not feeling exited for football...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I'm 16, a senior in my high school. I'm gay. And I have feelings for my straight friend but sometimes I am ignoring her. Because maybe i love her. Sometimes I hate her. After a few...
    RionWolf RionWolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    i feel like im ion my head im tired and worn out and feeling afraid everything is too much i have to cope buy the computer i think i feel confused dont feel like a human being i...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    So I lived 5min away from this guy, we spoke everyday for a year.. Crazily enough we never met up, because I was too scared and have massive anxiety etc.. So we never met but I'm...
    dontkillmyvibe17 dontkillmyvibe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I am a male now in my late 20's, from as long as I can remember I have enjoyed looking at boys (Even as an 8 year old). I wouldn't consider myself as gay, but I feel really guilty...
    barrybob90 barrybob90 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I get these intense feelings whenever I like someone. I dream about them a lot. There on my mind a lot. I sweat a lot when I see them. I feel like a klutz and I can't control my...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I need advice or help idk. But lately this kid has been asking me out and tonight he asked me out again. And I wanna give it a try but I don't know what to say do to the fact that...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    World of EP I feel like I'm doing the thing I shouldn't be. That being not talking to people about my feelings. I feel as if I'm closing up about my feelings. I don't like this...
    Smiles1997 Smiles1997 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I cares about people feelings coz it is the important thing I guess.. I don't wana hurt anyone feelings..
    PoHser PoHser 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I am feeling extremely low today. I am tired of everything. I am tired of living with this dystonia that restricts my life so much. I am limited walking and doing most physical...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I think I've lost every feeling but this emptiness. I was feeling a lot better but it only lasted a few days. I never know what to do with myself. I don't even need to be happy...
    YouShouldHaveKilledMe YouShouldHaveKilledMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I like sharing opinions and ideas but feelings is a bit too personal. Even my best friends and boyfriend knows I'm someone who just keeps it to myself. Not wanna be dramatic and...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I always get new feelings every week... Like you know how you feel different when you're in a different country? Yeah, every week this feeling inside of me changes D: or just when...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Had a very sad feeling today afternoon over my unrequited love. Had to take a nap and now i am here again feeling fresh and less sad about it. The swings are happening for quite...
    LuverBoy13 LuverBoy13 22-25, M Jul 7

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    No one will ever understand my struggles and can listen without criticizing my mistakes! I am a human, wanting to live in color, breathe the scent of all beauty that surrounds me...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F Jul 10

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    Need mature girl to support me on my present condition & feelings... need somebody to help me out on my each every activities over chat... please message only if you care & not to...
    raoudupi raoudupi 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I really wish I didn't have to keep posting about topics like this, but oh well, I guess. So I pretty much just want to know why on earth I'm having such intense emotions whenever...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I hate that he's on my mind all day and night and now I get dreams about him. My feelings go crazy and all I want is him. Without him I feel like giving up. I wish I could murder...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    It's hard to identify my emotions and feeling. Like if I upset someone, I don't know if I'm feeling bad about it or I just don't care. I usually go with the latter... just because...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I've got it today. That feeling akin to having an apple in my throat. I dreamed about her last night and my mind keeps drifting back to thoughts of her. I'm holding back tears...
    mylove77 mylove77 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I battle a constant feeling of only having myself, I lost majority of my close friends in such a short span of time. I am no longer on good speaking terms with my family, it's hard...
    Dcerv Dcerv 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    It really sucks being with someone for so long, I know he knows me and what makes me upset but it's like he doesn't even care. It's so unfair the way I'm treated and maybe I'm just...
    LeslieMarie247 LeslieMarie247 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Today i am feeling down!!! I had a good day untill the night came around !!! Mu bf works out of town and only comes he on weekends so since i have no friends i like to hang out...
    paola04414 paola04414 18-21, F Jul 22

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