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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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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    Yeah, i know it won't help

    but I think it is my breaking point.
    Deliciousbrain Deliciousbrain 18-21 Apr 23

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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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    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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    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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    There are so many people reaching out on here,

    talking about their problems, those suffering with depression or if they're just generally feeling down. I want to help you all! There are just so many I don't think I can... :(
    Aethic Aethic 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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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, 2014

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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 am always Hiding my feelings to protect others, and to protect myself. I do it basically to hide how I am feeling, because I don't want others to worry about me, or about how I...
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    I love, I care, I have concerns, I worry, I can be sad, I get overwhelmed, and I love. These feelings dont matter, so why do have them???
    Masterskitten68 Masterskitten68 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Having feelings will influence my reception of the world. To receive and process information as unbiased as possible I need to be rational. I want to be as objective as I can...
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    I'm not in the mood to write a lot at this moment. It's always when it's near the sunrise when I get the urge to write. I am longing for a good life right now. It's a reality I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Jun 22

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    You know what I hate? When people just say what ever they want, without even caring if it will hurt. Like I'm not some kind of stuff animal that you can snuggle with when your...
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F Jun 22

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    That feeling.. when you look at other people but none of them feels right, or familiar to you, they all give you this uncomfortable feeling because they are strangers to you. Only...
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