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I Am Feeling Overwhelmed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 154 People

    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a 21 year old boy. I was really bright in high school but now in college I am really struggling. I got into computer Engineering and it's really tough to get in. However after...
    seal308 seal308 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2

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    **POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING** I feel guilty, infuriated, and depressed all at the same time. My guilt is due to the fact that I just realized something; I never...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 3 Responses May 3

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    I just feel overwhelmed... I'm looking for a job... Kind of half-assing it, because I'm uncertain of where I want to live and I'm not confident in my education or my abilities...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses May 7

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    dolphintree94 dolphintree94 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Write about your experience am feeling so bad ... Tht I asked some question tht got misinterpreted ... I don't mean to say anything bad ....
    stonecold28 stonecold28 26-30, M 45 mins ago

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    I love being in love. I love the feeling you get when you see them pass by. When you see their name pop up on your phone. The feeling of uncertainty. Knowing or not knowing if they...
    SilverLiningCl0ud SilverLiningCl0ud 31-35, F 4 Responses May 8

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    I need help to sort out my thinking. Me and my bf were together from last year and lives in different states, but often meet atleast monthly once. We love each other very much and...
    aaliya09 aaliya09 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Today I saw my best friend from high school for the first time in years. Completely out of the blue. And we weren't on amicable terms when we last talked. It was a bit of a shock...
    ACrueljape ACrueljape 22-25 1 Response May 8

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    The feeling of love is a drug. The feelings of love motivate men to unbelievable heights. If love didn't invoke strong feelings inside men, there would be no music, no cars, no...
    fleebabylon fleebabylon 26-30, M May 8

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    Feeling very down. Feeling alone is the worst feeling anyone can ever have. :(
    diffspawn diffspawn 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    This is not the first time this happens to me Anyways well i had a dream who i met this beautiful girl that i develop feelings for and also it was a wird city that i have no...
    mr623 mr623 31-35, M May 17

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    I hate this black cloud feeling . A feeling of a dead end only way. It's killing my spirit and hope away . I really loathe this feeling and want it to go away .
    Keystomyheart Keystomyheart 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    i hve a fever since yesterday.. I'm lucky tomorrow is my off day.. i wanted to mke a simple mud cake in a mug..the mug fell..luckily i haven't added the wet ingredients..sigh one...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses May 20

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    Since I was a teenager I've had urges to cut myself whenever I'm upset but I've never done it because I try to stay stronger than that. At the time the feelings began I was already...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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    It's a mad feeling, and at the same time I'm not sure I'm actually feeling anything! :D A mixture of hyper, happy, and just...blank...like wait what? I just finished college? But...
    Soligem Soligem 18-21 5 days ago

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    I am feeling lost so two days ago I decided to cut myself. I always thought that people who cut themselves are a bit crazy but when I did it the first time I felt relief. It's a...
    jennygranger jennygranger 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    May 26 12 pm.... i was going to cook getting everything ready, when i realized it was my husband's lunch time. i decided to send a text saying "whats up no txt msg today?" so i got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes the toughest thing about feelings is sharing them with others. Sharing your feelings helps you when your feelings are good and when they aren't so good. Sharing also...
    muslimboy123 muslimboy123 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm in a spot today where I can't honestly say I'm feeling happy, good or even ok. It's a combination of contentedness, sadness, confusion, hurt, anger, helplessness. This song...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    especially lately I've felt this way. I'm unsure of how to cope and I'm losing sight of the light I've created. My heart feels so heavy and I can't get it to stop. I want to scream...
    shshim shshim 18-21, F May 1

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    I am feeling so full and fattened. I love this feeling of gluttony. I wanna feel this all the time! I love being fat
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 1

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    I honestly don't know how I feel anymore. Feeling rejected sucks.. when you feel like you're the only one trying to talk to the person you like. Its not like I don't have a reason...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 2

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    so yesterday dad calls n say all this nasty things which I reply to wth simple okay now instead of the yelling n blaming I used to do. n then call me today n tell hey I will come...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3

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    Most times, I am confused about my feelings and how to approach certain things, so I often need time to myself to reflect and digest everything... However, I would most likely...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F May 5

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    I don't understand why I feel this way. I have a family that loves and cares for me. I have amazing friends that are always there for me, but I'm perpetually lonely. I keep...
    jessky jessky 16-17, M May 5

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    i dont know why but im feeling GREAT today ! seriously i was acting like dead person for last few months or years idk :D :P but right now i feel kind of happy & secure. i wish i...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    I can't believe this but I'm actually considering breaking up w my boyfriend...especially after tonight- it was an idea before, but tonight through his actions it seemed like he...
    Fidge3 Fidge3 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    Everyday I'm telling to my self that I should stop my feelings to my crush,but it's so difficult to stop it.What should I do to stop this feelings? Is it a good love or bad love...
    ronjayson ronjayson 13-15, M 1 Response May 11