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I Am Overwhelmed By My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    As a teenager I left my rainy home in northern england and followed my heart to travel the world and become successful in the entertainment and fashion business. Initially I was...
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    There is so much in life. And I love it through the all struggles. Because it is a beautiful thing. We are the generation known as "the heads down generation" because we spend so...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F Aug 2

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    Life has literally been feeling way to overwhelming lately. There's just so many different paths to go down, so many choices to make. I feel like things just aren't going right. I...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Aug 17

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    Life is too much, sometimes I can barely breathe.
    celiy celiy 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Its strange. Life just always seems tough to me. Like other people don't get stressed out so easily. They coast more often where I always feel like I'm in some ninja battle. lol
    audrig audrig 26-30, F Jul 27

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    So today I start thinking about my life situations and getting ready to head of to college.....then I realized....I have NO money saved up for college! Holy cheezeballs!! I'm...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Well, things have been hard lately. I've always been a anxious kind of person. It got bad in college, but I learned to deal with it. It's become unbearable since I've graduated...
    lolwhutisthis lolwhutisthis 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 days 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 3 hrs ago

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    All I can say is, if you put as much time and energy into worrying my lifestyle and choices and worried about your own life and choices you might have a happier life. So leave my...
    Kaiboy Kaiboy 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    August 27. Procrastination. Procrastination - not acting when the time is right - is a self-defeating behavior. It produces anxiety, guilt, disharmony, and a nagging consciousness...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I don't know what people do in circumstances where they have to decide an important decision in my life. I for one is thinking of moving out from this city to another city. For...
    maryjaneb maryjaneb 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Environment Delicacies with an informal vibe, cocooned in lush Maldives island greenery. Appreciate a collection of international delight from interactive buffet stages and cooking...
    Cristyayv Cristyayv 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    When I was young and stupid; I, like many other misguided teens started to experiment with drugs and alcohol. I was covered in acne and kinda awkward. To make things worse, I was a...
    RosalieT RosalieT 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    No life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no...
    Doors54 Doors54 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    When life acts like a timeline of the biggest events of your life, when you feel like you're at a crossroads in life, when the clock ticks away the last precious minutes before an...
    TheNextSin TheNextSin 22-25, F Jul 30

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    Spiritual Understanding Through Disassociation We all as humans live within a world of business because it involves production and sales which brings money for all to spend while...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Aug 4

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    I have complete compassion and understanding to the abuse I received from my mum, she was unwell alone a teenage mum with mental health no support or help from her own family, it...
    claireosb claireosb 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I want God at the center of my life. I really do. But its so hard with all the distractions in life. When I live for God I am much happier but it takes more effort. Someone at my...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 28

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    As children, we don't know what life really is. There is perfect happiness. Without any doubt of it not lasting for more than a brief period. We enjoy the happiness, as though it's...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M Jul 29

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    in my opinion, life is a complex subject that many don't understand. A happy life is what you choose to be, and how you choose to be it. A lot of u hate your life for whatever...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M Jul 29

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    July 29. Have Some Fun. Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Enjoy life! We do not have to be so somber and serious. We do not have to be so reflective, so critical, so bound up...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 29

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    My life has changed in the last three years four years even five years. It is still changing. Last night for the first time I hit the ignore button on a call from someone I really...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I am making changes in my life, for the betterment of a new life. I shall keep this old life that I lead but I have grown tired of the routine. So I make the change where needed...
    XnOXnO XnOXnO 18-21, M Jul 30

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    Second Life is addicting to me because my avatar is a reflection of how I see myself in real life. I am FtM transgender in real life, and one of my favorite things to do is shop...
    havokitten havokitten 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    To be honest I grew up having pets so I don't exactly know what life is like without pets... But I know i will always have a pet/pets all my life - especially dogs! I love the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I just found out that he's died. Crashed his tractor on the A1. They cut him out of it, then he died in hospital. He was 19. Once upon a time he was my light. The boy I became...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Yes indeed I want to change some aspect of my life. My outlook on life,the person I aspire to be,the way I live my life. I am realizing some things I thought I love is harming me...
    temptedtotouch temptedtotouch 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    Once again, I felt my life is slipping away from me. I started to dread about what the future holds for me. His departure tore me apart but soon I quickly found myself again. I...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F Aug 5

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    August 6. Solving Problems. Problems are made to be solved! Some of us spend more time reacting to the fact that we have a problem than we do solving the problem. "Why is this...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I want to kill some time by writing few things happened in my life. I will share just to be honest as the dates can't be included for privacy issue and also will skip few things...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Aug 7

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    So i am in my early 20s, unemployed and don't know whats going to happen in life. I feel and abandoned and homeless. Not literally. I have an amazingly supportive family though id...
    Ambiguoustruth Ambiguoustruth 22-25 Aug 7

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