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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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 6 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 16-17, F Oct 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Stress has taken it's toll on me.

    Raising kids, trying to find a flexible job and not having support sucks. It's amazing how the physical effects of stress can impact your health. I have no energy today and my body aches head to toe. Take care of your health because if you don't have your health.. What do you...
    smile4today smile4today 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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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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    It has occurred to me how profound of a depression I've been in. I have been since the inevitable collapse in June 2012, due to starvation for intimacy, rest, and nourishment...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I have felt so overwhelmed lately with all me sketchule changes i need to lear a latin song for choir that is ******* confusing and just thinking about the STAAR i get nervous i...
    Felipecantu99 Felipecantu99 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am feeling overwhelmed. I'm trying to find a new house. My job is demanding right now and I will only be at work one day this week. Thankful I've banked so much sick and vacation...
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F Jan 19

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    Someone can appear to be so full of life and happy. They can have everything going for them and then out of nowhere can just be GONE, forever. I woke up this morning and they didn...
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F Jan 17

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    There are too many horrible and unbearable things going on in my life, It's like my brain is fried, it's like it has shut down. It's given up. I've just gotten so used to bottling...
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M 4 days ago

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    "Your Decision" By:Alice in Chains Time to change has come and gone Watched your fears become your God It's your decision It's your decision Overwhelmed, you chose to run...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Jan 6

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    Day by day is difficult for me. I feel like no one understands me and it is like I do appreciate the things I have but trying to be happy is a struggle. It is difficult for me to...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I came across I was an empath quite recently. Truth is before I had a name to it I just though I was going crazy, like it was a mental illness I or no-one elea understood. I used...
    jennrhod20 jennrhod20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Overwhelmed and bruised by such a day as the one I'd been dragged through, I crawled to bed utterly defeated and left with thoughts of detriment. Somehow, self hatred had gained...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    We were just winding up the medical camp held in a village. The camp was a part of supplying traditional medicines to check the spread of a viral fever that’s making its rounds...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Today I feel full. Delighted with life. Ready for adventure, inside and out. I'm fumbling for words. There are too many things and all of them huge. I just feel like laughter on a...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am going to turn 30 in couple of days. There is not much enthusiasm. I don't know why I get sad on my birthday. Even if I try to be very cheerful for my well wishers, I can't...
    FallenAngelStar FallenAngelStar 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I HATE IGNORANT PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITHOUT A HEART... I had just read an article on how ignorant some humans are...especially when it comes to helping innocent bystanders... And...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I HATE IGNORANT PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITHOUT A HEART... I had just read an article on how ignorant some humans are...especially when it comes to helping innocent bystanders... And...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I need a lot of changes done to my life. One major one is taking charge of my own life rather then letting others run it for me. Another thing I would like to see happen is to...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Obviously life is hard, not easy at all. I feel that what I want in life isn't going to happen. All I can do is just see where life wants to take me.
    moonskull moonskull 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    This quote has always had its own spot in my heart. "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see" Some may not understand the meaning of these beautiful...
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    My desires to be stalked started around the age of 18, mainly after I started watching Investigation Discovery. I would watch shows based on the stories from victims of stalking...
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate my life I hate my life a lot
    Lainei Lainei 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    ...I can't even. Feeling fat, ugly, old, broke, don't have reasonable answers to very pressing questions about.....well....everything in my life.
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I feel like all i do nowadays is annoy everybody I talk to. Im doing nothing productive with my life. I probably wont ever find a job even after i take these classes. Nobody really...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of feeling like I have to put on a front for everyone and pretend that everything is ok and all rainbows and sunshine so cps doesn't take my daughter away cause...
    RedsSaphire RedsSaphire 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    We had a home in the great North woods of upper Mich. The house was sitting on a ridge . We cleared an area for sledding and hooked up lighting for the kids. We always had quite...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I want to say **** this job, and **** this life and go back to school full time. My only worry is that I don't have money to pay for schooling, and I am not guaranteed funding by...
    Tabooyou24 Tabooyou24 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I mean exactly the quite opposite experience happened to me I had just bought a costa.. Which is a coffee place a nice cinnamon apple drink which was hot.. I was in the car going...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am Angel Jones from U.S.A...My life is restored for good. To cut the long story short, after 2 years of break up with my Husband with no phone calls or email messages. i was so...
    Angeljones424 Angeljones424 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
    Galantis Galantis 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Why were we made to suffer so much in this life?
    AnneofGreen AnneofGreen 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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