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I Am Overwhelmed By My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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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    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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    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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    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 9, 2014

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    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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    Story Of My Life...

    why does it seem like when things are finally going good for me shiitt always hits the fan : /
    TheCaliforniaKid TheCaliforniaKid 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 a week ago

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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 3 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    In 100 words or less. First born of six - Shelthered and loved - Fatherless at eleven RIP daddy.- Abandoned by mother at thirteen in hopes for a better life.- No longer a sibling...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    After almost 1 1/2 years of being married to my husband who has two children, 5 and 8 years old, respectively, from a previous marriage with 50/50 shared custody, I have to...
    SoCalStepmom SoCalStepmom 36-40, F 19 hrs ago

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    So I met a girl recently who spiked my interest in astrology, which i had been raised to mistrust and reject. It was a sin to entertain it because it was seeking counsel in...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I don't think it's wrong to be happy. I believe everyone has a baseline emotionally. The way you generally feel when there is not something specific going on to affect your mood...
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I don't know what I want to do with my life, i have no clue where to start either, it feels kind of like everything i ever felt before has been wiped out and as much as i try to...
    lostinthisworld45 lostinthisworld45 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    So, I have finally cracked and had my first panic attack. I can't really say that I am shocked, I have had a lot of disappointments lately. What makes it really hard is I have no...
    AnonymouslyAlive AnonymouslyAlive 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Everything starts to go okay and I get to a place in my mind where I am Happy and okay with my decision and than bam! I start to panic and feel so overwhelmed! The people that are...
    VivaForever84 VivaForever84 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    i am very frustrated and overwhelmed at my life right now. i feel like an outcast i cannot find a close female friend online or offline. i am scared to make new friends whether it...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    So my name is Robert, I'm 25 and i currently work at Mcdonalds. But the thing is I want more out of life. I don't want to be working at McDonald's for the rest of my life. I have...
    happyguyrak08 happyguyrak08 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Right now It's you and them.. I can't stop wondering if you've been talking to them, trying to make things right between the 2 of you and then kick me out of your life... I mean...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I was scared because I though this was all life offered me. Typical milestones that everyone goes through and happy moments every now and then. Now I know, that's ALL I want my...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I think through it all, the hardest part was un-attaching myself to the ones i thought would stay around forever. People change and life changes with it, you've got to fight like...
    Jnyl Jnyl 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    In this moment I'm coming to realize that my life is just to much of a mess for anyone. Idk what to do anymore. I'm tired. I'm so tired mentally physically and spiritually. Idk how...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 10 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Life is meant to be enjoy to the fullest so add enjoyment to your life by doing everything possible to be happy
    Jimmy341 Jimmy341 46-50, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I want to live life to the fullest like my stomach :P
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    All I remember is that though my siblings and I were provided with PC, the access to internet was impossible; for our education was a major concern for our parents. At that time...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Yeah I'm totally lost. I keep telling people what I'm going to do but never go through with it. I know I can't keep doing what I'm doing because it is depressing me. People at my...
    ShaneStoner ShaneStoner 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    If anybody can give me a reason 2 live I will listen, my heart n soul is destroyed n there r kids in the world who pass away everyday but I'm still alive for some reason n I feel...
    eaj2088 eaj2088 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    Don't fear life! Live it! You never know what you will find trough out this journey
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I've made many huge mistakes in my life some so big 20years later I'm still dealing the consequences
    imsteve imsteve 41-45, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    #savemaryjaneveloso help us reach 200k before 2 hours. She is a victim. Sign for this at change.org please hurry! im begging u https://www.change.org/p/indonesian-pres-joko-widodo...
    mcx0125 mcx0125 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Life is so full of ups and downs. Un-fair unexpected twists and turns. One thing is certain though, I am beyond grateful for my loving boyfriend who doesn't mind being a shoulder I...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 hrs ago

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