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I Am Overwhelmed By My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 273 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 9, 2014

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    Walking on a beach feeling the sand between my toes as the waves licks at my ankles.. Walking through a snow covered forest at night with a moon full, bright letting the snow...
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    Why is it most bad people always get the perfect life? I knew a really nice woman and she died of cancer. She never smoked a cigarette in her life. She didn't drink, but yet she...
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    Soon I'll be nineteen, and then i'll be on my twenties.. then start working, applying for job, then actually land a job, devoting my time, sweat and heart at work planning the good...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It is a beautiful life that I have. I am surrounded by people I love. Everything fits perfectly and great things are about to happen. I can sense it. Nothing can go wrong now...
    jithutopian jithutopian 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    If someone told me 10 months ago that this is where my life would be today I would have gotten something to eat and drink, and then have blown my brains out.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    It's probably the only way in my life that I can make a difference in someone's life. I have always wanted to go out this way.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 15 hrs ago

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    When I get hurt, or when my emotions are played with, and I have to back away, and look at things from a different point of view, and people ask me for their help, and to be there...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I feel like none of my friends really know me. I would never discuss what I've been and am currently going through because I feel as if they would never understand. In school it is...
    susann017 susann017 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    Stop relying on others to feel good about yourself because there are so many haters so many who would like to see you fall. Love yourself and look towards more on internal goals...
    LeahLoveee LeahLoveee 13-15, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    What if this isn't real, what if none of this is real, what if we're just day dreaming. I often ask myself "what is life" And none of us (yes, none) will ever know the answer...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really love books that teaches a lot about life itself! I like to take note of the multiples of advices found within and apply it to my life. I think books are great, I found...
    MissM12 MissM12 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm not living, I'm existing, and I'm just barely existing. I really haven't changed much from birth to now. As far back as I can recall, I was always avoidant, dumb, and alone...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    The simple things in life, what a topic for me to comment on, for many years the simple things in life where, well.simple, getting high as a kite and drunk as a skunk, every day...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When someone is in your life...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm reaching the end of a marriage that has done a lot of good, but has failed to fill two hearts in the way true love and a lifetime commitment should. I will soon announce to her...
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey, I'm new here, I don't even know if I can create this topic correctly, so please excuse me if I don't. So, I've made lots of mistakes, lots of bad decisions which all led me to...
    pjosh343 pjosh343 16-17, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Is there anyone who doesn't. Whether it's to join an activity to become more social friendly and have more fun or whether its to go to the gym or start exercising to lose weight...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Growing up I didn't have it all. But I had everything my parents could give me and I always thought that was enough because I knew that tried their hardest to always provide for me...
    maddsf maddsf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    1) Foremost and always.....God, for it is he who shaped me in my mother's womb, and has woken me up every day of my life. He has given me the power to obtain wealth and knows me...
    1OfPureClass 1OfPureClass 70+, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    Do you ever just have too many things to figure out all at once? There's just so much that I feel overwhelmed, and I freeze. I know I need to be working on all of this stuff, but...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 20 Responses