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I Am Overwhelmed

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    This world is so messed up.

    Filled with consumerism and materialism and everyone trying to be something they aren't because they want to fit it and try to be what society and media perceives as "perfect".
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F Jun 12

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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 Nov 4, 2008

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    I think I'm being overwhelmed by stupidity

    today. Normally, I don't really think about intelligence. It has no substantive effect; it's not measurable; all the idea does is serve to be used as an insult or compliment. Much unlike others think of me, I do not believe I am arrogant. I have confidence in my ideas, because I...
    ColdPenguin25 ColdPenguin25 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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 18-21, M Dec 19, 2013

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    After being suspended from school

    for two weeks i am now failing majority of my classes, my girlfriend won't even look at me because her dad had hit her because of me and i'm pretty sure i pissed off the only person i can talk to.
    Destroyer2266 Destroyer2266 16-17, M May 3

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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, 2014

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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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    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 sunny day. Warmth like a candle in the window. Peace like a drifting snowflake. I feel like love with all its ups and downs and upside...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I'm so sick of being left out.

    I live in such a small area with so few people and the few friends I have are the only way I have to get out of the house. But I get left out all the time so here I am, Friday night with nothing to do and nobody to be around. I'm losing hope and I so often think why should I...
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F Jun 19

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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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    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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    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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    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, through the midst severe trauma and ravages to mind, body, and spirit. That would easily have been completely prevented with the rest and...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I've lost all control.

    i'm tired of fooling others into thinking that i'm okay. i can't make decisions and everything is just slipping away.
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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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.
    anxietyfilled anxietyfilled 18-21 Sep 15, 2013

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    I have severe depression.

    This past year, I have been in remission, but ever since a mechanic mechanically totaled my car (and doesn't want to fix or take responsibility for it), I am unable to get to my doctor for treatment and I am experiencing an extreme relapse. My job is not what I signed up for and...
    LazyEyeCrazyI LazyEyeCrazyI 18-21, F Jun 22

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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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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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 2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 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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    I want to crawl back into bed

    and pull the covers over my head and not come out until this **** is resolved .......but ,I don't have that luxury . My mind is a mess right now . So many thoughts ,so many doubts ,so much uncertainty ... This has been going on for months now ......back and forth ! I'm trying to...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 4 Responses May 26

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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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    I awoke today with heartache

    and pain, so deep today. I don't if the word is overwhelmed or if I sad, depressed, disappointed, scared, or just don't know. Am suppose to be moving back to Miami in a few months, trying to hold out as long as I can so my daughter can finish this year of school. I found out...
    Luuz Luuz 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    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, 2014

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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...
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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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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    I am overwhelmed with people.

    I don't have many people. But I have more than I ever have. And I don't know. I feel like I have a connection with too many people. And sometimes I feel like cutting everyone off and having no one. Being a hermit my whole life. Because most of the people honestly wouldn't care...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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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, 2014

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    Sometimes there is too much.

    Too much in my heart. Too much in my head. Too many wants. Too many needs. Too much nothing and too much everything. The loudest silence. The overstuffed emptiness. The oddest sensation of numbness. This too shall pass. This too shall pass.
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    So much I just had a conversation with my uncle

    and like I almost cried cause it was so hard not to blurt out I'm pan sexual, I was making subtle comments on how things are gonna be so different when I get older cause I know deep down that as soon as I come out everything's gonna be so so different and I'm scared u know, I...
    HaddyT HaddyT 13-15, F Feb 22

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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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    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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    "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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    I'm completely overwhelmed

    and discouraged in my soul and mind to the point of emotional and spiritual death.
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M May 8, 2014

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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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    Im 15 and I attend a high school. This is a real story about what happens when I feel alone or overwhelmed. When I was a kid, I realy liked watching those old classic movies. The...
    inmkie inmkie 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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