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I Am Overwhelmed

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    What's Going On?

    My boyfriend of 1.5 years recently decided we should go on a break. He said we'd meet up in a week and by then we should know what we want from each other. 24 hours later I decided that I just couldn't do it because I didn't understand why we were really doing this. Our...
    llorar llorar 18-21, F Mar 20, 2011

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    A Merky Blue Abyss

    Out to the Universe:  For all who seek hope and peace of mind. My name is Lori.  I am 49 and live in Charlotte, NC.  I am writing a story to share with all who feel alone and lonely.  You are not alone....I'm hoping I am not either! I watch the rain cascade...
    malori33 malori33 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Have to Bring Home the Bacon

    I get overwhelmed a lot.  I know back in the old days it was the man's job to take care of his family and pay the bills and provide the food.  Well in my house the role's are reversed.  I have to bring home the bacon if that is what you want to call it.  It...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    Sigh

    There's just been so much going on lately I'm feeling really overwhelmed. Too much to think and worry about. I feel like I need to get away. Roadtrip here I come.
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    I Am Feeling Overwhelmed Today.

    I am feeling so overwhelmed today with just life in general. Normally I am the happy go lucky person, but I have some issues that are going on in my life, and there with saying that, it has to do with someone treating my 11 year old son as a puppet. It makes me angry beyond the...
    LadyDove LadyDove 31-35 Feb 26, 2009

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    I've been in several altercations in life

    and i am overwhelmed by them. I'm not good at letting things go, i'm not good at having an "i don't care" attitude. I care for so many situations that have happened to me and i am so anxious to overcome and use my altercations as expieriences and be past all the problems because...
    DLINDSEY97 DLINDSEY97 16-17, M Dec 19, 2013

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    On How Everything Is In Place

    I am overwhelmed by the fact that humans can do what is beyond the expectations—building colossal infrastructures, the emergence of technology, the transition of times and a lot more. I am overwhelmed by the fact that everything created by God has use and is well-engineered...
    crimsonr crimsonr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I'm Just Easily Overwhelmed

    i deal with depression every day,and it is difficult just to do basic things. and i feel so guilty about all i am not getting done.
    deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    Every day I wake up I brush my teeth I change

    into my work clothes I take the train to work I sit in front of my computer I send a bunch of emails I attend long-drawn meetings where many things are said but nothing gets done I am bursting with ideas but I don't say a word because no one wants to listen as I am just a minion...
    allonsy73 allonsy73 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Unpredictable. Life is

    so very unpredictable. Overwhelming, so very overwhelming. Have you noticed how things always occur when you're unaware? You can spend years focused on something. ..fixated on it.... infatuated by it....completely obsessed. You wait and you wait. ... you try to get things...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Apr 21

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    I'm About To Break!

    I didn't know that the physical effects of stress on your body could be so painful! I am beyond stressed with everything that has happened within the last few weeks. I wish I knew how to relax but this tension has worked it's way from my back into my shoulders, chest, arms...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    And That's Why...

    ...i've learned to take my mind off it all by spending every waking minute on Ep every day & night!
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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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 scared...O.O
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    The Air Is Dwindling In Here......

    and my chest is getting tight! Am I suffocating? If this isn't real, then it sure does feel as if this could be how it would feel. A young woman, filled with so many emotions. I feel uncontrolled at times, emotional and like a loose cannon. But in other ways I feel really...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    Too Much To Deal With

    So I'm starting off the school year with mono. Joy...not only that I'm overloading this semester and starting a new job. My doctor said that rest is extremely important and to keep stress levels down but I don't see that happening. I always refer to my first week of classes as...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Aug 24, 2013

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    Heartless

    Little hands    five complete sets.                  Indeed Grimy and slimy they are...   their tiny teeth, dirty. chattering, clinking and grinding away.    ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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    Some Days Are Just Too Hard!!!

    Too long a story to begin with...too many things to worry about that all just seem to get on top of you, just when you overcome one and think your right another issue or concern crops up.7 days till l go on a once in a lifetime holiday and the before issues, worries and concerns...
    LeeLass LeeLass 46-50, F Jun 30, 2011

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    I feel the panic building again every time I'm

    alone. It's been doing this the last two days and I hope it's gone when I wake up. I don't know where it's going or how I will handle it so I need it to go away. I don't want to cut again but I have no other way to take control of my emotions. I am taking my sleeping meds now. I...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    (*&@#$%(@#$

    Siiiiiighhhhh... Seems like everything just happened at once, so many things to produce an anxiety that I'm just exhausted. I'm trying not to care about small things but it takes time to let go of unnecessary things. Also, there are things that I cannot do anything about. Just...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Dec 19, 2007

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    Constantly. I freeze up due to floods of.

    ..well I'm not really sure...thoughts i guess, visions, feelings, nerves...I don't know everything. It halts me from progressing I get so many questions and try to answer them all at once. Ultimately, the answer is usually 'nothing', because that's all I'm left with.
    GregarianGreg GregarianGreg 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    "i Am Overwhelmed"

    I'm not sure where to begin. I feel so overwhelmed inside I don't know what to do anymore and is why I was looking for a place to put my thoughts so that I am not judged by my friends or family. I lost my husband of 20 years almost 6 years ago now this July 14th. I have been...
    concretebella concretebella 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2010

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    Hell's Bells

    It is Fall 2011. Today I am passing my Western-Civ. course with a 95 (I lucked out on my only exam so far), my Cultural Anthropology course with at least an 80, my Statistics course with a 96, and my Astronomy course with a 69. Astronomy is supposed to be my strongest subject. I...
    Seethatguy Seethatguy 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    im so overwhelmed with everything. i went away for the weekend, i felt fine. as soon as i got home, i felt overwhelmed again.
    antianxty antianxty 18-21 Sep 15, 2013

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    I'm completely overwhelmed

    and discouraged in my soul and mind to the point of emotional and spiritual death.
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M May 8

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    Overwhelmed By The Urge To Save The World

    I am writting this in an attempt to figure it out for myself. So many times I feel overwhelmed by the simplest of things. I feel like I am falling down in a spiral of sad. I feel overwelmed by responsibility that I only have because I have taken it on myself. I feel responsible...
    meliabai meliabai 26-30, F Jun 1, 2011

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    I have anxiety and panic attacks.

    I also habe ADHD. My mother is disabled and has no patience whatsoever. I stayed up late for her to finish a movie we were watching together, even though I have a meeting at 10 in the morning. At 2 she says I'm not going to bed for a long time because she needs help with stuff...
    musicianatheart musicianatheart 22-25, F Jan 20

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    Overwhelemd

          I am about to the point where stress is gettin too me. I have had some bad premessions and they were all about me, I feel I am falling from grace once again I am loosing my wings to fly. Is this life about over for me? Why I am so...
    mysterygirlsky mysterygirlsky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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    My Home....................my Humble Living Space

    Is an unfinished basement.   The floor is cement, except my bathroom, which has been finished.  And my living room/bedroom area has some tile down. Because I  have been ill so long, I look in corners, it just looks nasty to me.  I have loads and loads...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    Needing To Talk...

    I am so fried. I have seizures (well controlled), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (used to be very bad,  but is very mild now).  I also have been told I have sensory integration problems  (not autism) and PTSD.   Part of the sensory integration...
    m512m1828 m512m1828 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2009

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    Just walked out on my husband.

    Not permanently but we need space from eachother right now, Ive told him everything ive been going through lately & he told me to relax...here i am trying since yesterday & since today is his only day off from work before vacation, he piled everything on for the last minute...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    he hurt me and i still love him why?!? i cant stand this i cant stop crying everyday i try to use coping methods that work but im still sad over everything i dont kno how to make...
    kmg3 kmg3 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    I am a newlywed (married 11 months) and have a beautiful one month old daughter with my husband. While I was a little overwhelmed with all the huge changes in my life (getting...
    aubz88 aubz88 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    I am not sure what to say, but feel overwhelmed that my partner has to deal with the pain that I feel from my childhood. I feel like its not fair to her, and don't understand why...
    justmegurl justmegurl 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    absolutely overwhelmed with smiles and very appreciative for all of the wonderful people I've met on this site. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be as positive as I am!
    goose25 goose25 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    There is something wrong with my eyes. I believe there is a big tank behind somewhere with a reservoir of water. Whenever my emotions break out of its barrier, they pour out. Every...
    cedicoin cedicoin 26-30, M Aug 22

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    I found this article online about highly sensitive people and their traits. It was a good read, explaining that being so tuned into others is definitely a positive. In a world full...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    AND THEY SAY THAT MIRACLES DON'T HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES... ARE YOU SURE? Yesterday I felt drawn to give a call to my friend at home (I am talking about Kate - the nurse). She is in...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm working really hard to explore myself and change my reality. I'm stuck but I've been looking back to see where I got stuck and why. I'm preventing history from repeating itself...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I hate how I think I like you and how I am unsure whether or not you like me too. We always talk, like buddies and all, but I miss you when we don't. The hard part is, I am in a...
    redwestian redwestian 18-21, F Aug 20

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