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I Am Stepping Away For a Moment to Have a Nervous Breakdown

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    Mental Breakdown Day

    Sometimes it's the best thing to do. Nothing wrong with stepping aside and letting it all come crashing down around you. Either crying into a tub of icecream while watching a sad movie, or going outdoors to scream at the top of your lungs. It can all be very helpful. I've cried...
    MissSunfire MissSunfire 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    Broken With Insanity

    After years of therapy, time and time of again I find myself right back where I started. I thought to myself: "hey, if I just keep telling myself it will get better, keep my head up and move forward, forget about the past because I can't change what happened, don't let what...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Apr 17, 2013

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    Im Falling

    im falling and falling and falling. i have been for years. no one will save me, no one can save me. ive never felt so alone before. i have nervouse break downs every other day. i cry all the time. and all i want is for someone to rescue me. someone to make me feel better. someone...
    hopelesspoet hopelesspoet 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Anyone Else Find Hiding In The Bathroom The Best Way To Accomplish This?

    It's been a while, but my nervous breakdowns seem to all have taken place in bathrooms because hey, where else are you going to get any privacy? And no one likes being watched during a nervous breakdown. No wonder I don't like public bathrooms...
    lipglossshinyshoes lipglossshinyshoes 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2011

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    3rd year of college, working on another

    associate's degree. 4.0 GPA. Many colleauges, fewer friends. I've been dealing with college stress easily for 2 1/2 years easily, yet today I broke. Our neighbors (almost family) back home called me today out of the blue, I was in the college's Subway getting a Subway Melt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 30

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    SO Tru!

    I plan on having a nervous breakdown. It will be fantastic marvelous of epic proportions my neighbors will move away from all the screaming and hysterical crying that will come from my house. I will spend much time in my closet rocking back and forth in the fetal...
    yojez yojez 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    Make That Stepping Back

    Just now been there and did do that,..I'm like Cotter tho . Welcome back, inside yourself eh?
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Been There

    done that.Now I am waiting until I have some spare time, so I can have another one.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 13, 2012

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    Seven Steps

    You find out something. Because you asked. Curiosity killed the cat. And I hate cats. Just Softkitti is special. And it shakes your whole equilibrium.  Kinda like you're eager to come home to some peace and quiet after a chaotic day at work... but you get there and your son has...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    Hi, I'm having a nervous breakdown at the moment. It all started about 4 months ago when I left my ex partner who was controlling, I had to leave and give up my job and moved...
    stephanie29 stephanie29 26-30, F Jul 1

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    I guess I really wouldn't run away, as I don't have any real reason to. I would just like to move away from here and go someplace more interesting. I like new adventures!
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'd love to be free from everything without the pressures and hate of my family...to b free, I've thought about it a lot. When ever my mum gets mad she always says that none of my...
    Il0veandre Il0veandre 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Hello EP wow I have been gone for awhile... so sorry love you EP peeps, mwah~
    soordinary soordinary 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My life got complicated and busy and then, once it slowed down again, I just sort of put off getting back here, and I should not have. I was starting to love EP and I think I will...
    ImpishToad ImpishToad 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I feel everyone has a feminine and masculine side to them. I feel it's not half n half or anything like that. I just think we all have both of them in us. I feel much more female...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    not from home but from all the pain i dealt with in my lifetime
    RobertsLove17 RobertsLove17 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just when I think I have over come my anger it some how creeps up on me like today . I have forgiven people who hurt me in my past and I feel fine but then something triggers and...
    Nature1968 Nature1968 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    The topic for this post should be endless. I'm being forced into motherhood to a baby I didn't give birth to. My 18 year old sister that lives in a women's home gave birth to a...
    Myeiaddiction Myeiaddiction 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Imagine Jack Sparrow for moment. Yes, the fictional pirate! He's just a little bit bad, but mostly good, with a wicked sense of humor. He's drop dead sexy, incredibly witty, and...
    bonnefille bonnefille 31-35, F Jul 20

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    i went to italy not expecting anything but study. i thought learning from the source directly was essential to achieve what i wanted. met new friends, seen wonderful places, ate...
    remydodol remydodol 36-40, F Jul 21

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    I don't know what I have. I can't tell. And the Internet says I could have a bunch of different things. I have a random stabbing like pain. It comes randomly but is persistent...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    When I was 15 my parents ill fated 16 relationship finally imploded. It stsrted with a mysterious letter sent to our family home while my father was away. My siblings and I know...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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    My husband seems to be turning into a user. I never actually imagined he married me for my family money because he was so sweet and kind and doing well himself. When we married I...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F Jul 7

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    sitting at my desk working away I notice some commotion on the other side of the cube wall and my coworker has what appears to be some sort of weasel on his arm. At first I couldn...
    HardLiquid HardLiquid 46-50, M a week ago

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    & today felt like all I've been wishing for, Like when we were young again, you held my hand And I swear there, for moment you took all my pain away ! With you I fly and then I...
    HLiax HLiax 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I often find myself wondering what if....how would we have been together if we had ever really had the chance.... I always kept these thoughts to myself, afraid of what you'd think...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    My first tattoo follows my collar bone and says NEVER AGAIN. When I turned 23 I got 23 stars on my foot with letters in them representing important people in my life. My third...
    justagirl4u justagirl4u 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I am a california wolf looking for a mate, my ex mates they betrayed me and i am heartbroken i wish someone would want me and i want to run away from home so I want a mate who will...
    NikhilWolf NikhilWolf 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    My husband and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9. We have 3 children (elementary school age) and I've been a good wife. No, a GREAT wife. By his own admission. He...
    proulxfam proulxfam 31-35 1 Response Jul 23

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    can anyone please help us run away? does anyone have a vehicle? i am in CA and my gf in NC we need help running together
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been wanting to run away for over a year and a half now. I am practically alone, I am depressed, my life is terroble, I'm scared of someone I have to see, and I have this...
    Teenager1421 Teenager1421 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Part 3. Recovery I woke up confused. I got the sense of being moved, and I could hear my wife chatting with someone as we moved. I opened my eyes to find that my bed was being...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Questions for twins with my experience along the way . I used to fight the idea of twin flame, no matter how undeniable things were between my love and I. Things got tough between...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I was at a birthday party for my best friend at Dollarama (Dollar Store). We rented it out for 1000$. We could eat or do anything we wanted in the store. My friends mother had...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 5

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    Celebrating my 1 year of going no contact. It is unbelievable what a year i had. I got married and had a baby boy. I went no contact after she refused to attend my wedding cause...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Help/advice needed from other twins who have been through this. Entering very testing times. I'm not too sure what I'm meant to do now...I feel internal chaos. A year and a half...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm 15 and I'm from central Ohio. I've been feeling the need to run away for so many years but I'm just so afraid to go alone. if anybody between the ages of 17-25 is willing...
    LDRprttywhnyoucry LDRprttywhnyoucry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't know why. I just do. I don't have many friends. And when people try to get close. I push them away for no reason.
    haileyknight11 haileyknight11 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    The more I talk to people, the more I hear of people who can't sleep. Insomnia seems to constantly sweep the globe and so many people have trouble sleeping, regardless of how many...
    SirCabbage SirCabbage 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I grew up with an abusive father, alcoholic and drugs came before his daughter. My mom and dad divorced when I was 12, shortly after my dad married the neighbor lady. She has two...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, here's a little background. My boyfriend and I (although we are going through a rough time at the moment) have been together for almost five years and next year we are...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I cut my hair short (but it's growing back already) my mother told me to never cut it again... My dad never liked the idea of cutting my hair in the first place. I fixed my grammar...
    MerpR MerpR 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    It is a common misunderstanding that causes a lot of trouble in relationships, new or old. Mistaking chemistry for actual love. It is powerful enough to make people "feel...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Well never a serious one anyway. It's just my friends get all the boys they want then there's me, who always gets pushed away by the male species whenever f I show any intrest. I...
    ciciyoshi ciciyoshi 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Just recently I had a near drowning in a pool. now i hate crowds and feeling like im closed in. I hate when theres too many objects or people around me. I havent tried my luck in a...
    gemxlove gemxlove 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Go online to google and look up The Pixar Theory because you are about to be blown away if you haven't read it yet!
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I have a small terrier mix who came into my life in November 2009. She has been by my side since. She has gone everywhere with me. I look at her big happy eyes and what ever is...
    jlathomas jlathomas 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I'm estranged from my family, so the only family I really have is my wife and her mother. My father in law died 3 years ago, and for some prior to that my wife and her dad were...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 2 days ago