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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    work and friends and social standards are all getting to me. I'm trying to just live and be a good person and stay clean and fit and nice and I don't know what I'm doing.. I feel...
    BGwannabe BGwannabe 18-21, M Nov 14

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    uhhh i hate it!!!! it makes me feel so powerless.. when i cant control my feelings & thoughts... & then i just shut verything out & get rid of anything that makes me feel...
    Bayzoo Bayzoo 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    That feeling when you don't even know what the **** you're feeling.
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F Oct 28

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    I used to be that girl who can keep things together. I used to know what I wanted. I used to have my own specific ways on how I wanted things to be done. As I opened up to the...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I kinda need a hero Is it you? I never see the forest for the trees I could really use your melody Baby I'm a little blind I think it's time for you to find me Can you be my...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Sometimes I just have so much to do I can't think straight and end up with a song bouncing around my head and I don't even notice it and I can't figure out why I'm seeing in colors...
    whaliaj whaliaj 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I go for mssage every week here. Now a days..i m feeling some serious problem which worries me. When the lady first time shakes me i c*m up normal. She tries after half an hour and...
    luckysunny luckysunny 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    Read it She's only 17, her whole life's ahead of her. She hates school because the people there discredit her. Her boyfriend tries to show her that's not how it seems. But...
    jjjbq5 jjjbq5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1

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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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    We're both looking for somethingWe've been afraid to findIt's easier to be brokenIt's easier to hideLooking at you,holding my breath,For once in my life,I'm scared to death,I'm...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I hate feeling things, I hate it when my feelings get involve, I hate getting mad, I hate feeling sad, I hate love. Everybody thinks I'm heartless and brutal. I have this wall that...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F Nov 4

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    These past few months have been amazing. We are now in November and it's exactly a year since I started therapy, because of my social anxiety and Tourette's. It's been a long road...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure of what's happening. I'm not sure if it's GSA, I mean, I assume it is. I'm confused about it and maybe if I share my experience, I can figure it out better. I'm a boy...
    Noahtuk Noahtuk 26-30, M Oct 29

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    Sometimes my feeling start killing me.... sometimes i just had lovable feelings.... i dont know how do i get them and how do i get rid of them but i know i got those feelings when...
    MuhammadyawarSiddiqui MuhammadyawarSiddiqui 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I hind the pain I am feeling from my kids and grandson some times I go in to the shower and I cry my eyes out I don't show any of them the pain I am feeling since my husband left...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    It's already a messed up day. I'm tired of this man. I am a good person and yet I'm treated like a 3rd class individual. Wtf have I done? It's a bad feeling to know me and my best...
    ayooavery21 ayooavery21 22-25, M Nov 9

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    I hate to admit that I was not able to say that I love her and are very concerned with her every time I see her no feeling of wanting to say hello and hold her hand but all it is...
    fatham fatham 31-35, M Nov 13

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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 sit at Berwick, waiting for "friends", as I write this and I've come to the realisation that I can't continue to miss you. I can't keep wondering if you're ok and I can't put...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Not sure if I am depressed or what, the later it gets at night the more this feeling aches in my chest. I'm not sure why. I don't even know what to call this feeling. I just ache...
    JBW54 JBW54 18-21, M Oct 29

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    I think I did good up until now... But things have just kept going wrong, and I can't shake this hopeless feeling.. I think all this sadness is just going to control the rest of my...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M Oct 30

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