I Am Feeling Stuck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 434 People

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Apr 8, 2011

    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

    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
    16-17, M
    Jun 15, 2014

    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

    So, there is this girl I have been talking to.

    We never met in person but I met her through a mutual friend online. We met when I was around 16, so 5 years ago. To get straight to the point, we started dating in April and planned to meet up, we broke up in May. She said she needed time to think because I had too many...
    CrimsonKnight117 CrimsonKnight117
    22-25, M
    Jul 10, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 24, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    Feeling super lazy lately without anyone

    or anything to motivate me.. Suggestions? x)
    UnderThisSkin UnderThisSkin
    Sep 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    So I have been researching universities in

    England that my school provides study abroad with. I have narrowed it down to two. Chester (15,700 tuition and housing fees) and Sunderland (11,500 tuition and housing fees). Chester is a very nice school south of Liverpool and Sunderland is right under Scotland. I feel like...
    bnrous6949 bnrous6949
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    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

    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
    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham
    18-21, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    Where do I see myself in a year?

    Not home. Never home again. One more month of this garbage and I can hopefully be free for a good, long while. I need to make it through this time of crap and plan for the future before the thought even hits the back of my head, and I'll be out for good.
    Itekimasu Itekimasu
    18-21, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    I have no idea what I'm doing

    or for what purpose. There's so much I want to do but I'm being held back by so many different things. Life keeps throwing obstacles one after the other and I can't catch up. I feel like my goals in life will never be realistic.
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    I know where I want to go,

    but don't have the means to get there. Right now, I'm deeply in debt at twenty-one from failed aspirations during an abusive relationship that sucked me emotionally, physically, psychologically, and financially dry. I just feel like I will never leave this place that I am in...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 27, 2015


    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

    I experience OCD and get panic attacks.

    And that heightens/ is triggered when I get stressed. And when I get stressed, I can't get work done. And when I can't get work done, I'm up late. And when I don't get enough sleep, I get more stressed. And when I get more stressed, the worse OCD and panic attacks. It's a...
    reneef84 reneef84
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 9

    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

    I miss you but I can't seem to bring myself to

    speak to you anymore. It feels too real. It was SO intense, and I couldn't do it anymore. I miss you but I can't.
    buscameenelcielo buscameenelcielo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015


    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...
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 16, 2007

    I have all these brilliant media concepts just

    begging to be made -movies, TV shows, cartoon, videogames, books; you name it, but my Asperger's leaves me without the ability to actually flesh them out past concept stage and I have no idea how to get them out so other people will see them and want to make them
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf
    18-21, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    Hello! I have a group of friends.

    I have two friends girl a and girl b. Then I have two guy friends. Boy a and boy b. Girl and boy a were dating, as were girl b and boy b. Girl b broke up with boy b, because she was not ready for a relationship. Girl a had been dating a guy on and off for three years. Boy b, is...
    emilyselenaaa emilyselenaaa
    16-17, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    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

    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
    70+, M
    Aug 25, 2014

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