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I Am Overwhelmed By My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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

    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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    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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    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 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 HAS BECAME OVERWHELMING I JUST CANT TAKE

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

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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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    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 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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    Grizzy1441 Grizzy1441 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    My mat leave ends in December. We can't afford for me to not go back to work. We also can't afford childcare for our two children, especially since our youngest will only be eight...
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    There are a lot of things I want to do and want to be but most of the time you need some sort of an education. After I persuaded a girl with depression not to take her life and for...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    She dances methodically through her life to a rythem that's become familiar and a dance that's become expected.  She often thinks of her mistakes and feels the weight of regret...
    MamaKat27 MamaKat27 41-45, F Sep 1

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    Embrace what you fear in life, let go of what you hold too tight. Give what you have plenty of, and never take more than what you need. If it's too heavy to carry endure it, if it...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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    The Choices We Make: It's like this: It's not about just making changes in your life it's about making the right changes. I hear people saying all the time that they make changes...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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    Sometimes life just presses down and I question whether one thing will be the action that changes my entire life. Will this cost me getting into college and will that cost me a job...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    18 years ago, I left everything; work, family, friends, home, and moved accross the world to be with the man I thought was the one. From the very begining things were not right...
    AlmaV AlmaV 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I just need time for myself. Everything is just making me overwhelmed with life. Got school, then family, the whole moving from another place, Theater, and there are just people...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I was just coming home from a wedding. I've never seen wedding like this way before. I saw the bride and groom looked at each others eyes, and I could tell that they were so happy...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I have moments when I just have a pit in my stomach where I'm nervous emotional. Its like my nerve ending are exposed my mind is constantly racing. I going over in my mind in fast...
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like I can't do it. Make the change I desperately need to survive. I feel paralyzed. The sadness just comes in like a vapor I'm forced to inhale. Any progress I make gets...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Life is **** and long and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just received an email from a research group saying they have already found suitable candidate. This has already happened 5 or 6 times and I'm feeling very competitive because...
    sadgirlsclub sadgirlsclub 18-21, F Aug 22

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    August 23. Self Care. "When will we become lovable? When will we feel safe? When will we get all the protection, nurturing, and love we so richly deserve? We will get it when we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 23

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    Can life just be a little bit easier? Plz and ty.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 31

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    I don't know what to do anymore. My dads being an ******* to everyone in my family and only cares about himself. He can't stand being around us, he's just being such a ****. My...
    dr3amer8610 dr3amer8610 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Ever since I hit puberty (about 13 years ago) I've become very quiet and introverted. When I was a kid, I had no trouble making friends or reading aloud. I was the class clown...
    TheBotanist TheBotanist 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    Nowadays, sometimes I am used to ask my fate that why did my mom-dad have gave me birth? if they can't take care of me. And what is my mistake if i am brought up by my aunt, who...
    oceanend oceanend 18-21 55 mins ago

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    What screws up the most in life is the picture in our head of how its suppose to be... I love this never a truer word spoken
    stephybee08 stephybee08 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have been questioning what life really is and why I'm here having to go through this daily **** every morning and night. I'm done with the screaming and hitting I just want to...
    Burningslowly Burningslowly 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am a very busy person with school and helping out with my family..... Stress for me is normal. My mom is a one year breast cancer survior , My dad's mom (my grandmother) has...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Being fake in life is going to attract you fake reactions, fake crap, and fake friends. Just be real with yourself and others and things will be fine.
    arit1 arit1 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Emergency fire exits are always "push to open." That's how every one of them are made. When they were first thought up some of them were "pull to open." Fire inspectors would...
    music4thesoul music4thesoul 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    Emergency fire exits are always "push to open." That's how every one of them are made. When they were first thought up some of them were "pull to open." Fire inspectors would...
    music4thesoul music4thesoul 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    Sadly life goes on whether u choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown. Or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been.
    lisqbansil lisqbansil 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I have never been satisfied about my life, only brief moments..... I have low social skills and very few friends. Please keep reading. Sorry If my English is bad. This is a story...
    Needy18 Needy18 18-21, M Aug 30

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    I have often thought about the meaning of life, and have not really found any. First, let me apologize for any seemingly-snobbish moments, my intention is to reach out to...
    puppychair123 puppychair123 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Life is too strange, ironic, and unfair. Life is strange because everything has a deeper meaning that we can't see, but it's always around us in every step we take. Life is ironic...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Dying While Giving Birth In my most recent past life I was a mother of four, when I gave birth to my youngest I died of infection in the hospital. In this lifetime my father is a...
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F 18 hrs ago

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    Every now are then we have a wake up call. We realise life isn't as bad as we think it is! We realise how lucky we are in fact! Working in the hospital I meet people who need me to...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I feel there's got to be more to life than what I've been enduring & feeling for so many years. It's burning inside of me so badly, I just need to vent. I never have before... As a...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime 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...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1

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