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

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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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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    Gonna be doing a two month long road trip around the U.S. in a few weeks. Would love the company of a cute young girl ;)
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    as night comes, I yearn for your embrace lost in your eyes dizzied, I trace the memories locked inside merely misplaced my heart mourns past moments of nighttime's trance slowly...
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    LookingForTheOne123 LookingForTheOne123 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What can I do? I need to slow down I know that much. I'm 20 and I work 35 hours a week and go to school full time. I'm almost done with college so I want to push through no matter...
    melissasweetheart melissasweetheart 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Caridinals21 Caridinals21 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    You've given enough of yourself away for free. It's time you view yourself as a rare commodity.
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    CreepypastaFan2016 CreepypastaFan2016 16-17, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    CMinusMinius CMinusMinius 18-21, M a week ago

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    I wish that I had been properly warned about the worst possible side effects of an RX drug that ruined my nervous system. I have found other people on this site who have developed...
    Boshie Boshie 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Hi , I'm planning to run away and just have a fresh start and have a chance to be happy .. Maybe a city in America . But I would love to go to Canada or England . If anyone is...
    Itskolby Itskolby 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 30

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    And my boyfriend has gone away for work. I could have gone with him, but I have my cat, so instead, we're having a nice time together alone in our house. :)
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things...
    Veeeeeeee Veeeeeeee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I had never really met a person who had made me question everything about myself-my job, the way I view my relationships with my family, the way I view myself, my anxiety, my...
    sweetsexxylexy sweetsexxylexy 22-25, F Jan 28

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    I can't stand feeling trapped. I can't handle dealing with college right now and I have anxiety about things that make no sense. If only I could get away for a year or maybe much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 22

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    Today is my 29th marriage anniversary.My husband had to go away for some work.I don't know what to make it.There are such complex emotions in me after spending almost thirty years...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 18 Responses Jan 21

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