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I Am Overwhelmed

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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...
    DLINDSEY97 DLINDSEY97 16-17, M Dec 19, 2013

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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...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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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...
    musicianatheart musicianatheart 22-25, F Jan 20

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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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    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...
    Seethatguy Seethatguy 18-21, 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...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 18-21, F Aug 24, 2013

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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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    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...
    malori33 malori33 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 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...
    LeeLass LeeLass 46-50, F Jun 30, 2011

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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...
    m512m1828 m512m1828 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2009

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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...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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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...
    llorar llorar 18-21, F Mar 20, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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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...
    concretebella concretebella 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2010

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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...
    meliabai meliabai 26-30, F Jun 1, 2011

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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...
    LadyDove LadyDove 31-35 Feb 26, 2009

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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...
    crimsonr crimsonr 18-21, F 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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    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 ...
    mysterygirlsky mysterygirlsky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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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...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Heartless - Little hands    five complete sets.                  Indeed Grimy and slimy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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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...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Dec 19, 2007

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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...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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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...
    allonsy73 allonsy73 26-30, F Feb 3

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    I get overwhelmed so easily it's a chain until I can't take it anymore and cry .
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    It makes me sad to see how people live their lives being walked all over. How they force themselves over and over to try again to make something work. Even though in the back of...
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    I dont even have the words for this day, or the energy to take a good look at it: Feeling awful. Sex. Binging. Fear of weight gain. Medication breach. Oversleeping. Overexercising...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Mar 22

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    I alway randomly come up with great ideas and so then i start planning them and then working on them and then i have so many things that i need to work on everyday that i overwhelm...
    Angelique16 Angelique16 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I too suffer from self guilt and shame, to the point that I have with drawn from friends and relatives. But I know with all my heart that my friends and family find nothing I've...
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hate being unemployed. I just don't feel productive. At least when I was in college I had clear goals. I was working for something. One thing led to another and I failed my...
    ViBattle ViBattle 26-30 Mar 19

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    Today's my 20th birthday and honestly I couldn't care less. No family has called (both brothers on phone account), niece's birthday was yesterday. I called my sister all week...
    Aries323 Aries323 18-21, M 12 Responses Mar 23

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    Stressed all the time. Can't keep up with everything, but can't fall behind. Can't get enough sleep, but need to sleep. Don't have an appetite, but need to eat. Never feeling...
    warro97 warro97 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I am not sure why I get so angry. . . it seems out of proportion to the events . . .so much goes back to ancient history . . so many times I have felt frustrated and deprived and...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Ok so I've had an awesome vacation in Colorado with my daughter visiting my best friend. Leaving my best friend in Colorado was heart wrenching and now we pulled over in Santa Fe...
    CandleDancer39 CandleDancer39 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Should I just give up? I have been reading some information and skimming through my eBooks about programming there are so many programming languages out there C++, C Sharp...
    napninjanx napninjanx 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 16

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    I broke things off w/ my MM on 3/7. It's now 3/16. We both can't stand not communicating. It's too hard right now. We need each other occasionally I guess. Has anyone ever had an...
    lilsecret1 lilsecret1 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 16

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    This is a note to someone who means so much to me. One day I might try to get ahold of him, but he will probably never see this: I lost my memory, yes. But I still remembered...
    LovelyChaoticDay LovelyChaoticDay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    When ever i get overwhelmed, i stop and remind myself of the process of change... it unfolds at its on pace. life has no fast forward button.
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm only 14 ... I used to take Vicodin on a daily basis , my mom has a lot of meds she has to take for a certain heart disease , and the doctor prescribed her Vicodin . She never...
    Emilyrose1018 Emilyrose1018 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Nothing feels right...I've been really down for the past two months. I have so much pressure from work and school that I constantly feel overwhelmed. I can't focus anymore...
    Autumnlily55 Autumnlily55 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Dear Grandma- we had plans to talk for the last time today until your health started rapidly decreasing and the doctors predicted you wouldn't make it past tonight... please don't...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am a son, brother, uncle, friend, activist, lover, dreamer, writer, singer, and a trans man, but first and foremost I am a human being. I like to believe my journey started...
    danielaschomburg danielaschomburg 26-30, M Mar 18

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    I just want to get away, be able to think and clear my head. Hence my name, i'm really confused and need some clarity in my life.im just so overwhelmed with everythhing.. i hope...
    confused2112 confused2112 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Today isn't a good day 37 weeks pregnant my baby girl is due soon. Her father and I have been on and off through my whole pregnancy... Of course it's off now. I finally saw him and...
    kindofcurious22 kindofcurious22 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Just last night, I had one of the most frightening dreams I've had in awhile. I dreamt that I was being chased by Michael Meyers, and he was killing off everyone I loved or knew...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    This is a long story, i'm not sure if i'll write it out in much detail. I'll try though. First of all, i'd like to say i'm not looking for advice or anyone to feel bad for me. I...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the sailor in my life. Being with a guy in the military was the last thing I thought I would ever do... In fact, I had told God many times that...
    alyssamarie909 alyssamarie909 18-21, F Mar 19

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    It is true that I am snobbish. I am also not the "nicest" person you'd ever meet. Or the "perfect" person you'd meet. However, I'm not really "stuck-up". Some people thought I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Two - Chapter Thirty-Five The city of Philadelphia was just beginning to stir into life at this hour. As we pulled up in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I don't know what I want anymore, with school that is. I have always wanted to provide, but I just don't see that happening what with how my college grades are turning out. I just...
    CryingAndStressed CryingAndStressed 18-21, F Mar 20

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