I Am Stressed Out And Feeling Lost

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    Do I quit or toughen the **** up?

    I am a 22 year old college student. I got a job as a personal banker about a month ago. Before this, I worked as a cashier at a fast food place, a sales associate in a couple of clothing stores, and as a manager at Starbucks. I enjoyed all of my previous jobs well enough, and I...
    harleyquinn16 harleyquinn16
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 19

    Got home after a week

    and a half to find out my Mother is in hospital and no one will tell me what's happening. Stressing out. 😭😭
    MyNameIsNotZoie MyNameIsNotZoie
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    Recently I fell Inlove with a guy 5 years older

    than me. He lived in the U.K and I lived in the U.S. We talked for about 3-4 months. However I always had a feeling he was a fake but I never really thought about it much. I liked his personality and Really that's all the mattered to me. Call me stupid and naive for not asking...
    Imrunningoutofoptions Imrunningoutofoptions
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    I don't know what to do anymore .

    Life is not going like I want it to. I have to pray for God to help me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 18

    I'm going through a separation

    and it's so hard to not reach out. And yet I know it's for the best and that I need to let go of what I thought he was. I have children with this man and they are asking for him. Asking why he doesn't call or come see them. They are worried, I can see it. They realize he just...
    sp7799 sp7799
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    I wish I could erase the last 48 hours.

    I wish I could cease to exist today. I wish I never existed.
    avery28 avery28
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 27

    More recently I've gotten worse with this,

    causing mental breakdowns and just general lack of ability to cope. I look at myself in the future, and I can't even see myself doing what I'm supposed to do to go on. And that's stupid. Everyone has to work, everyone has to do what they don't want to do, everyone needs to push...
    asylumteaparty asylumteaparty
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    feeling very stressed out

    and feeling lost today. I hate being a negative person, I really wish that I can be positive again like I used to be when I was young. Can pregnancy change women's hormone and their thinking? Before I have children I was always happy and worry free, but now I am not...
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    when will this Dark cloud of distress lift from

    above us. when will we finally face the sun n say it's over. it's been years since tears of helplessness started to drip down my cheeks. my family whipped Clear of the ones who loves us leaving behind a old mother and two daughters facing the true evil face of the world and fate...
    itlay itlay
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    I just want to cry now.

    Everything is hurting. I'm lost. I'm hurt. I'm dead inside.
    colourflame colourflame
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015
    Imrunningoutofoptions Imrunningoutofoptions
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    7.17.15... Can't believe you're gone.

    We literally just had ice cream for dinner just the night before. Laughing until we about threw up. Enjoyed our night playing our hearts out at a concert. How could this even be possible? You spent your last hours having the time of your life with your wife at a jazz festival...
    Lifesnothingbutheartache Lifesnothingbutheartache
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    its like 21 steps forward

    and 10000000 steps back............why is it so hard to love myself? i honestly try to be happy, more confident me!! at least for my toddler's sake!! but its like putting a tiny little plastic plaster over a huge crack......nothing changes!! i just want to think normal!! not...
    thefatgirl108 thefatgirl108
    18-21, F
    Apr 18

    I really messed up in high school,

    I met the wrong people and started skipping everyday. I'm 21 now and trying to achieve high school credits, I feel like such a loser, my friends are graduating, moving out, moving away, I'm here still trying to get into college.
    YaGirlJess YaGirlJess
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I have no idea what I'm doing anymore.

    I feel lost, confused and stuck. Everything around me seems like a huge disappointment and it's hard trying to stay positive. I just wish I could run away to another place and start all over again.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 15, 2015

    2 Weeks ago my life was turned up side down.

    I lost my job and my mother in law within 24 hours. I had been at this job for 10 years and thought I had longevity there. Guess not. I had already lost my parents and so my Mother in Law was a bright spot in my marriage. She has gone now and just so sad and lost...
    azsixgun6646 azsixgun6646
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Mar 9

    Thinking about my work,

    my life. I'm learning I'm like a violin. In the right hands, my music can bring one to tears. Soft and elegant, melodic and captivating. Meant for intensity, transformation, movement. Forget to change my strings or care for me properly, and the sound is not so good...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 16

    So, this morning I sat down

    and turned on my laptop. I began to write today's blog post but I can't seem focus and keep inspired. Hhaaahhhh.... a late blog post it is then.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 6

    The helpless . Overwhelmed feeling.

    People. Making me feel incompetent. ...made to feel I don't count ...'my input doesn't matter. ...... Makes. My stomach hurt. Learning who your real friends are. ..during this time. Words of encouragement ...a warm hug ...letting me cry. ....what I long for. ....not...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 24

    saint patrick's day is supposed to be a

    celebration of the irish, i'm irish and yet i feel the costumes i grew up with are offensive. anyone else feel that way?
    FlightlessBirdAmericanMouth FlightlessBirdAmericanMouth
    13-15, F
    7 Responses Mar 17

    I have this really good friend

    and we always talk, even in email. I'm not sure if he think me as a friend or even a nice classmate now but I'm sure that I really care for him and he is one of my best friends. Two days ago, I emailed him that I need someone to talk to and something is troubling and...
    colourflame colourflame
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    idk what to do anymore?

    ? everyone thinks it's all ok but its not. im not fine. im not happy. im nothing. im worthless
    thatGirlho thatGirlho
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 27

    I feel as if I'm lost all the time,

    I have no purpose, no direction..... I'm still undecided. I need help to find the right path.....
    kandykiko145 kandykiko145
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 29

    college is stressing me out.

    I feel like giving up. I have such a g.p.a and because of that I really cant do what I want so im hoping I can get my grades up. I have a test a day after tomorrow and I hope I pass it. I have been studying but today I got sick so it really made me unproductive today. I am...
    dalia5 dalia5
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 9

    so much on my mind and

    so much is going on ...its too much to bare, the world is on my shoulders and i just cant carry it anymore. I remember when there was a time when everything made since,things were simple..life was simple. nothing mattered because everything was always all right. Things can...
    LunarDream LunarDream
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    So I recently created this account,

    because this "experienceproject" seemed interesting, and I thought I would give it a go. No offense to all you other users, but I would think the only people who would go on this kind of thing are lonely chumps like me. Well, it is kind of offensive and I apologize for that...
    rorylovesrainbows rorylovesrainbows
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    Applied for university a couple of days ago.

    . Haven't got any offers back. I know until I do I'm just going to spend my days feeling like I'm not good enough, and that I don't deserve a place over all the happy people that could have it. If I get rejected it'll send me over the edge.. Everyone on my course are getting...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 9

    Feeling like its all starting to crumble around

    me. Not sure where to turn, where to go, how to start. Needing to vent, needing to cry, needing something. Anything...Need to feel in control again. Right now, Im not...
    BrewMaster316 BrewMaster316
    36-40, M
    Feb 27

    I don't want what i use to want,

    I no longer know what I want, I don't know what to do, I want to run away and disappear I am going to quit my job I want to start over
    domdotcom domdotcom
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24
    calibrationandchange calibrationandchange
    36-40, F
    Mar 11

    I am stuck in a relationship

    where I do love him, but I can't do this any more but I'm scared that if I leave he's gonna kill himself. What the **** do I do!!!!!
    stargirl1998 stargirl1998
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 13

    Not sure what to do lately other

    than write reflections and cry. I need another breakthrough because I can't take this pain anymore
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 5, 2014

    I need help I'm lost.

    I'm confused about everything and everyone. I'm lost in my emotions if I like him, if I should tell him I like him, do I like more then one person, is everyone lying to me, can I trust them. I can't even type how I feel the only place I feel safe is out in the woods but I can't...
    ORLANDO1223 ORLANDO1223
    16-17, F
    Mar 13

    I'm only 15 and I'm already having an

    existential crisis. HELP ME.
    Hetty2001 Hetty2001
    13-15, F
    Mar 13

    It's like I'm a different person.

    ..I never thought I'd be emotionally damaged and have suicidal thoughts.... I need someone to just comfort me. I never wanted to hurt anyone. It's just because I'm AFRAID of people's abilites to hurt me. That's all...
    LostNeedToBeFound LostNeedToBeFound
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    Ever contemplate suicide over dealing with a

    situation? Yeah that's how I feel at the moment. I wouldn't do it, I couldn't hurt the people around me like that and I couldn't let the nasty folk get the pleasure. Sometimes it just feels too alluring. I wish I had a cheat code for life.
    VoicesInTheShadows VoicesInTheShadows
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    Deep inside I hide my true feelings.

    I just want him to be happy with someone else because I know I might not be a better girlfriend that's why he cheated on me three years ago. Today is 3 years since we broken up but why does he always look at me as if he still loves me. I still care for him but the thing I don't...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX
    18-21, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    So I have a best friend

    that I met online and we have been talking for about 3 years now and at the beggining she was a really fun person but as time passed by she started to get a bit obsessed with me. She stalks every social network I have, like facebook, and even wattpad. If she sees I am in one of...
    BornMysterious BornMysterious
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    Feeling lost, confused,

    hurt. In my mind, Im already prepping for the worst when that journey hasnt even started.
    BrewMaster316 BrewMaster316
    36-40, M
    Mar 7

    My holes tire life I've struggled from

    depression. Then I started to get into this TV show and I got addicted because it has all the things I wish I had love, happiness, and real friends. Sometimes I get lost and I can't seam to get myself out and now I'm stuck in my room watching my show trying to figure out how I...
    Sara1289999999 Sara1289999999
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    So much schooling! So much family stuff :(

    and am scared of this amzing guy leaving. He says I am a blessing and wonderful and all but I am scared because I have honestly fallen for him. Like it's scary how much I care for him. Am scare dof being hurt.. Dealing with school and. Scholarships is so much: ( :( there's...
    love0914 love0914
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23

    .... what else is there to say?

    ! if i keep missing college because our damn car keeps breaking down, i'll get kicked off the roll and be forced to drop out due to not attending class. campus is downtown, far away from my house so i can't walk there. and i'm not about to risk riding the bus, too dangerous, i'm...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jan 20

    Everyday i wake up, get ready,

    go to work, come home, make dinner, clean up the house, and than go to bed and do it all over again in the morning. Im doing this all alone givin the fact that my significant other is a truck driver and is never home. I feel like i need to drop everything and run away
    annon85 annon85
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    hannahB3223 hannahB3223
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 10

    I have a boyfriend who've I've been dating

    for the past 11 months. Lately I've been feeling trapped in the relationship. He keeps telling me that I'm the reason he's still alive and that I'm the only reason he's happy, but I'm not happy in the relationship. I don't feel loved and whenever I have a problem he always...
    TechnicalDisaster TechnicalDisaster
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 18

    I can't cope. I have severe anxiety.

    I at work but I can't work !!!! Omg. I just really have the feeling of wanting to die. My chest is tense my stomach hurts and I feel clammy. I just want to crawl under a rock rock right now. Please don't judge me. Please. Don't. Give me your negative input .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 24
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    how do you handle stress?

    because i seem to have alot but never know how to get it under control and honestly its starting to get me depressed
    Babygirl1298 Babygirl1298
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    I don't know how I got

    where I am... In the matter of just a few weeks, so much has shifted around me and I don't know what to do. And mostly right now I'm hurting and alone.
    missmuffett730 missmuffett730
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    I feel like no one cares.

    I'm so lost in thus world and it seems like everyone else is either ignoring me, doesn't care, doesn't notice, or is too busy. My head hurts and I feel like I'm starting to close off again. My soul is locking itself up again and soon I'll be back to what I was before. A walking...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    filed for divorce from this stranger of 8 yrs

    he is an abusive narcissist and he is making me crazy making me feel i am the one with the mental issues he is typical text book abuser cant take anymore we have seperate rooms i cant wait till im free
    HeatherMelia HeatherMelia
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    I think my friend may have depression.

    He says he has plenty of things that should make him happy, but he only focuses on negative things. I don't have enough experience with depression to understand. I am looking for responses and suggestions to help me better understand.
    daftydog daftydog
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 29

    I just feel so alone

    and so stressed out. I know that sounds like such a stereotypical bitchy "emo teen" thing to say, but I really am. I've been struggling with emotional pain for years and i know that I don't have the worst life, trust me ik, but that doesn't change the pain I feel. Everyday I...
    violetvalentine violetvalentine
    18-21, F
    Jan 10

    I just feel like things will never ever ever

    ever ever ever get better for me and I will live the rest of my life drowning in stress. Sucks to feel this way at 23.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    I am alone, always on my own,

    I have no one, and have nowhere to run, I don't know where to turn. but don't get me wrong, what didn't kill me only made me strong, but its been this way for too long. I wish I wasn't becoming weak from this load, but its become too much for me to go on so there's no...
    brayhix brayhix
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    it's suck man when you try to help somebody

    then you realize that you are the one that need the help . look at yourself just for instance , you will absolutely know that you are the one that really inneed . Uhhhh my little brain why you can't just think before you said that **** . I'm totally lost and stressed , i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 12
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