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    Zugzwang (wikipedia): is a situation found in

    chess and other games, where one player is put at a disadvantage because he must make a move when he would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that his position will become significantly weaker. A player is said to be "in zugzwang...
    denhua denhua 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    I'm Stuck

    I fell stucked in my life, I keep hitting the fing wall right and left. I want to have peace of mind and freedom
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F Apr 8, 2011

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    So today I woke up feeling impatient like every

    time I turn around I need to deal with another problem. And I all I want to do is more forward. I have been without a job for almost a month now and I haven't found another job yet. I really want to be working again. I want my independence back I want to be able to finish school...
    findingbeauty2468 findingbeauty2468 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    I dont know what to do!

    !!! My boyfriend broke up with me and then he keeps teasing me and i want him back soooo badly but i cant have him ive tried sooo hard to get over him but i CANT
    Tyler1870 Tyler1870 13-15, M Jun 15, 2014

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    St(fu)uckkkkkkk!!!!!!!

    Ill keep this to the point. Please advice me , Software engineer who got posted in an Indian village with NOTHING around. No current project. HR wont transfer me to my home town (Mumbai). Cant continue my studies cuz everything is out of reach . Girlfriend had enough of my...
    kravi88 kravi88 22-25, M Jul 15, 2011

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    Feel stuck like my life is passing me by

    and I have No control over it.I hate when I get this feeling I just bug out even more and the more I think where I should be the more depressed I become!
    gabbithagreat gabbithagreat 26-30, F Oct 22, 2014

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    Stuck In The Middle

    I'm stuck in the middle Like everything's behind me And nothing's in front of me Everything I could do has been done And there's nothing left to do Never went anywhere But there's no where to go Left the dark But there's still no light Going right there's nothing Going left...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F Feb 6, 2012

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    nothing worse than not knowing what to do

    or knowing you should do it an can't
    tilly2014 tilly2014 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    Over the past two years,

    life has seriously been difficult. I dropped out of one college to go to another, which I dropped out of too. I now owe the first college $2100 or something by the end of this year. I was smart, however, when I transferred the would-be tuition from the second college over to a...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Depressed, Stuck, And Apathetic

    I feel so completely stuck in life right now. I'm not clinically depressed or anything, but I feel really depressed.  I feel like I'm going nowhere.  I'm single, unemployed, and live with my parents, in the same house I've lived in since I was eight years old.  I never get...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    I got trapped between a ledge

    and a wall I don't know why but I'm stuck lol
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    I feel like I am stuck at somewhere

    where nobody can reach me, I feel so lonely and depressing.Nothing makes me happy. I do not feel like sharing it with anybody cause nobody understands nobody cares. I am just too tired.
    coughsyrupp coughsyrupp 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    So a little over a year ago,

    my sister broke up with her boyfriend and she and her son now live with me and my parents. It's been a rough year. I find myself crying a lot more than usual due to the stress of it all. I have been my nephew's babysitter ever since my sister finally got a job. Then she got a...
    swimmer888 swimmer888 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    I cannot think of anything now

    and can't find a way . I feel like every door is closed now and I don't see any hopes for me . Is this the end for me
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I am feeling very stuck in my life,

    I feel like I'm depressed but I haven't gone to anyone to check if I am or not and I'm afraid that if I am, then I might stay stuck for longer or for the rest of my life. My love life is very non existent, I've only had 1 girlfriend and that only lasted for 4 months while I was...
    HKB88 HKB88 26-30, M Feb 22, 2014

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    Like on EP I guess, waiting

    for something to happen, until it's all over! I'd write more, but I think my keyboard's stuck... Hah not! But I don't really want to be stuck complaining, either. Move along, move along...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 25, 2014

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    Between Life and Death

    I'm finding my depression very difficult to cope with and am not moving forward fast enough to make it any easier. I think that getting out of this existence is the only option but I am trapped because I want to be around for my brother so that he doesn't end up like me.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham 18-21, F Aug 6, 2014

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    Routine

    I feel stuck in a routine, like groundhog day. I get up go to work, come home, sit at computer, go to bed, get up, go to work..........well you get the idea. I just want to do something exciting and new for a change. I want to run away or do a Britney and shave my hair off, no...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Dreams Seem Just Out of Reach...

     I laughed at the logo for this topic - since thats how I feel, only imagine that the teddy was waist deep - and was stretching his arms to try and reach something to pull himself in.  I feel like my dreams are ahead of me, and no matter how hard I seem to try they are...
    Maul Maul 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Immigration Irritation

    To make this as short as possible - I am an American who lived in the UK on and off over the last 4 years and left my home, job, and bf due to changes in the immigration laws in the UK. As a result of all of that, and the tireless effort I put in trying to stay (not to mention...
    EthanHuntIMF33 EthanHuntIMF33 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    I'm a mother, wife, and a full time employee.

    My mother in law and brother in law live with us in our tiny house, supposedly helping with the children while my husband and I work to support everyone, but it sure doesn't feel that way. The house is always a mess, it's cluttered, the kids don't have the time and attention...
    secret2nite117 secret2nite117 31-35, F Dec 10, 2014

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    My experience started almost two years ago.

    I was asked to take guardianship of my nephews. Up until this point I've felt confident that I could raise them to not be their parents, but these last few week that confidence is gone. I feel like they are never going to surpass the legacy that their parents made for them. The...
    kels1268 kels1268 22-25, F Aug 5, 2014

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    Have you ever thought about how we feel so stuck all the time yet we're orbiting the sun and tilting and rotating constantly and the stars are stuck watching us wishing to do the...
    constellationadmirations constellationadmirations 16-17, F Feb 7

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    I've been married for over 3yrs, together for 7yrs, 2boys, 6and3. I don't even know where to start...I've slept on the couch for along time, don't even know what a bed feels like...
    Fatherof2boys Fatherof2boys 36-40, M Feb 8

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    Hate this feeling. I'm stuck. I want to grow up, I really do... yet I so badly just want to stay a kid. God, why is growing up such hardship?!
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I have a very weird feeling that I can not seem to get rid of. I feel like I have no one and no matter what I do no one understands me or is just another person to either let me...
    chrissed47 chrissed47 18-21, M Feb 14

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    Since the moment I spotted you, Like walking round with little wings on my shoes My stomach's filled with the butterflies... ooo and it's alright Bouncing round from cloud to cloud...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Feb 19

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    I am feeling a lot of self hatred this morning. Beautiful and yet I fall short. In the moments that one is captivated the true faults are washed away. Left staring in the mirror I...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    These women that judge you based on looks. Thinking they're better than other women when they wear more make up than is humanly possibly, or so much fake tan they look like extras...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    my face above the water.my feet can't touch the ground , touch the ground .and i feel like.I can see the sands on the horizon.every time that you are not around.I'm slowly drifting...
    calibaybay calibaybay 22-25, F Feb 8

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    One would think that after sleeping on a couch in the main living area of the house for a month I would be thrilled to be back into a bedroom with a bed. Hell, and an attached...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I was an introvert. Few years ago when we shifted to our own house leaving the rented one, my neighbors didn't even know that I existed, that dad had this daughter, who's the...
    RainSerenedrops RainSerenedrops 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    songs that get stuck in my head dont seem to get out even when im over them i will rember them for years
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M Feb 7

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    So I watched "Into The Woods", a couple weeks ago and the songs from that were stuck in my head for forever! I couldn't get them out and I didn't even really like them that much :P...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Not a bad song to have stuck in your head. This melody has been playing my head today.
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F Feb 12

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    "Do I Wanna Know?" by Arctic Monkeys had been stuck in my head for weeks now. I love and hate it at the same time. It makes me feel giddy and weird because this song reminds of...
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I feel like I'm walking in circles a bit, but then again maybe I'm picking up more details every time I pass by my memories. Even so I'm getting stuck and bored which means I'm...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I was on my way to town, Man was stuck in snow he try to make that hill, but he couldn't make it, so i stop ask him he need a pull up that hill, he reply yes ,,he hook a chain to...
    pullupgirl102 pullupgirl102 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    "I am always stuck between giving people everything because I am dying to create meaningful relationships and giving them nothing at all because then if they leave, at least I’ll...
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I have the song "Take me to church" currently stuck in my head
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Mirrors by PVRIS has been stuck in my head all day long. I could probably play it on my sleep now!
    lavigne23 lavigne23 26-30, F Feb 18

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    " If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed...I agree with you" - James TaylorI love James Taylor's sentimentality, his great songs were and are all created with that...
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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