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I Am Overwhelmed By My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 286 People

    I was in college when my neck started to get

    stuck in a left tilt; my head was bent to the left for a day. I was in a stressful field and thought it was due to overnight projects. During my final year, I began falling down, I a pain in my shoulders was over whelming. I fell out of the shower that night, and was taken to...
    llatfortyj llatfortyj 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    I Feel So Stuck...

    and I know if I just moved a tiny bit I could get out of it, maybe.I think I just need to vent, but also I need to make some changes, and paralyzing fear and a massive depression from being afraid all the time, because I judge myself, makes it hard to do things.I am overwhelmed...
    violett8 violett8 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Story Of My Life...

    why does it seem like when things are finally going good for me shiitt always hits the fan : /
    TheCaliforniaKid TheCaliforniaKid 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    A part of me is wondering

    if I should break up with my bf until I get my life in order. I got a bit excited thinking of all the fun we will have and how happy he makes me but it's hard trying to get my life in order AND date. I simply need to focus on my health,this new diet and then getting a job...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Feb 17

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    Right Now Everything Feels That It's Crumbling

    Hi, i am stressed and very, I guess, SAD.  2 weks now i hav been away from my husband... he wants a divorce!  To me, I know we've been having some problems but----  divorce!  zi think the sadest part is that I went to my mom's to visit (w/ my 4&5 year olds...
    usmile4me usmile4me 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    mkmoore mkmoore 18-21, F Oct 9, 2014

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    LIFE HAS BECAME OVERWHELMING I JUST CANT TAKE

    THIS PAIN EMPTINESS AND VOID. I WANT MY LIFE TO END NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dontjudgeme85 dontjudgeme85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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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 the max. I'm failing most classes right now... I'm a terrible wife... I try to be the best mom I can. I never got to party... I never seriously...
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I Am Really Frustrated....

    Hi everybody, I am a 8-year married woman without any children until now. I came to Canada with my husband and now feeling overwhelmed by my life. I am studying at the university right now to get my license and my husband studies very hard too. Some times I think we will not be...
    rosana668 rosana668 31-35 Mar 4, 2012

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    On The Brink

    Everyday overwhelmed,stressed out,enjoyment of life is drained
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    There is just so much going on I don't

    even know how to begin....I have worked about 50 hours in the past week, my car is broken, I am tired and haven't gotten much sleep, my mother is driving me crazy, I have to get things ready for school, I have to go to therapy and remember to fill out my therapy diary card so we...
    ikaelame ikaelame 18-21, F Jul 22, 2014

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    Tonight, I feel overwhelmed with my life

    and feel defeated. Going through a divorce after 6 yrs/ 3 yrs of marriage with 3 beautiful children. My oldest is my stepson and my middle child is severely epileptic and has special needs. His health problems are severe and require me to take many weeks off from work to be...
    RNMcDub RNMcDub 26-30, M Jun 8

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    What Should I Do!? What Should I Do!!!???

    I have a really humongous problem. This is something that I have been deciding for months. At first, this could sound a little bit selfish. But this is not that bad. It is a giant personal problem that I am desperate for help on. Whoever is reading this, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT...
    confessionstotell confessionstotell 13-15, M Mar 25, 2011

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    Life

    Life,Sometimes,Find it overwhelming,Don't know,What to do,Wish it were simpler,Could be,Much more fun.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 1, 2012

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    Life Is Hopeless

    well, I am 44 and my life is horrible. my husband and I were separated for a year.. he is controlling and cruel.. we have a child together and I have a 14 year old from a previous relatiionship. we had a happy life before.. were back together.. turns out he lives here rent free...
    maddy6 maddy6 41-45 Aug 18, 2009

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    I have a full time job

    as well as I'm a full time student. I am a mother to a six month old and I'm expecting another. I have puppy that is working on potty training. I have a cat to take care of. I have a house to clean. I feel like I do this all alone.... sad part of t all? I'm married. I feel...
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    Time For A Break Down..

    Oh gosh.. I'm having a small break down.. Seems like my whole life is centered around long distances right now.. Chris (my bf who is a Marine) is almost 3,000 miles away from me, my papaw who has 3 different types of stage 4 cancers is almost 2,000 miles away from me (Lord only...
    cjpromise cjpromise 18-21, F Aug 5, 2012

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    I am so overwhelmed by my life.

    The part that makes it so bad is no one cares, even though they can see it. I help everyone but I can't get anyone to lift a finger for me. Today was a very hard day for me. Yet, people come in with their demands but no compassion for what I am going through. I keeping asking...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Too Much Change, Too Fast...

    My life has changed dramatically in the past 3 months... well, scratch that... my life changed dramatically over a couple weeks, 3 months ago. And, well, I'm one of those guys that generally hate change, that is, until I get used to it. I just graduated High School this last...
    justsumguy justsumguy 18-21, M Sep 28, 2010

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    There is so many things

    that go into just living life. I plan on moving out next year, there is so much preparation and things that i need to learn in order to help meet my goals. Its making my head feel like it's going to explode.. its too much to handle at once... :(
    cherryblackwaves cherryblackwaves 16-17, F Jun 8

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    1 Problem After the Other!!!

    I am soooo overwhelmed with my life at this point!! And i think i very much have reason to be. I am a single mother of 3 at 24 years young. I am not doing it alone because i have my boyfriend who helps me out alot. But it seems to me that I am never stress-LESS. I find my self...
    JEZZAB3LL JEZZAB3LL 22-25, F Oct 16, 2008

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    I Feel Like I Have Failed My Children, My Ability To Keep Up My House, And My Job.

    I am married to an older man who is sickly. He can not help out around the house and puts the responsibility on me to pay the bills, do the taxes, coordinate doctor visits, etc for everyone in the house. My house is a disaster. I could probably be on Hoarders although, I'm not...
    Sarah845 Sarah845 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    The little things and simple things are take for granted by most it appears. Im not like that I enjoy cherish and value the simple little things in life. Simple and little things...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    And I successfully kicked them out of my life. Occasionally I want to go back and let them back in. But I can't. I know I will regret it, as I always do. But the thought of them is...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Im living in a life that I dont under stand..... I feel like everything I do is fake.... everything I say dont feel right.....
    jojorigal jojorigal 16-17 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I do suffer from depression or if I just don't handle emotions well. My BF just said he wasn't napping for the past two hours he was on the phone to one of his...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I remember just merely fragments, but it seemed so real. I remember having a dream about WW2 I saw Hitler Jugend (Youth) I was among them we were set upon tens of thousands of boys...
    PixelChibi PixelChibi 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    This has been the weirdest year of my life.
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I look at my life compared to others and I really have missed out. I'm 26 now and I feel like I'm missed out on my youth. Well, the good years of it anyway. I see the lives of my...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Don't take life so seriously it's not like you're going to get out alive
    LOVExSEXxDREAMS LOVExSEXxDREAMS 16-17, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    since i have wondered why, i look back at what patterns may be present in the people i become friends with and the few i have had a relationship-of sorts- with. friends seem to...
    harpack harpack 51-55, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    have believed this for a long time, problem being, we don't always know why they come into our lives. latest was a younger woman. met in a group discussion, started talking- hit it...
    harpack harpack 51-55, M 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I do believe that people come into our life for a reason, but I also believe most of them are only here for a season!
    Nichole1992 Nichole1992 22-25, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Yes I've had a hard life but everyone has had their rough patch one way or the other. But the world does not owe me anything. It's up to me to turn this hard life around. Nothing...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    Because my life took the wrong turn along the way. Wasted my time rebelling against the consequences of my disorder. I took a self destructive path because I hated myself and...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It's been awhile since I posted a blog on here. Telling our experiences are what a psychiatrist would tell me is the key to letting out frustrations and stress, the other part one...
    onmyway3 onmyway3 41-45, F 17 hrs ago

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    it's not good for anyone. it's not a social good. some people have a negative view of life and think "the baby is better off not born" even if the mother would be a terrible...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    it seems like everything is goin to hell around me.. my dad just walked out the door a month ago and he doesn't wanna talk to my mom after 23 years of marriage, she did nothing to...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The fact that I am twenty-two and seeing all my friends graduated college this year without me really put things into perspective. Being the penniless punching bag that I am, I...
    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I was thinking about how I will die one day. I am afraid. What is life but a dream.
    yonnie97 yonnie97 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    OK I do believe in GOD and must say I am truly a walking testimony but my life has not dictated my belief. As of today I am unemployed I don't know where I will find a job, my...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I remember back in 2012 that was the year that people believed what the Mayan calendar had predicted about how the calendar was going to end anyway I remember I was going through a...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 4 days ago