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I Am Stressed Out

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    I just can't seem to focus anymore.

    I have exams coming up in a month and I need to study, but I keep getting horrible migraines which then result in more anxiety that I'm wasting study hours. I'm visiting my aunt in another country right now, but my family is having problems as usual and that's always on my mind...
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F Jul 20

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    This is the most I have ever been worried about

    failing an exam because I have a goooooood feeling that I didn't do that well on it, and it is the only time tons of people around me know of the result date and are interested in it, whether in my family (because my stupid sister's husband's brother gave the same exam) so I...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    so life presents itself

    as a constant battle, you can't win as a parent no matter how hard you try...and so the night just stops and then you find yourself existing once more..
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am so stressed out,

    I can't even think straight.. My mind is just all over the place and I feel like a dud most of the time.
    Ihaveanaccount Ihaveanaccount 22-25 Aug 3

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    My college bursar bill stresses me out,

    along with my increasing loans and financial aid. And then books are going to cost so much money too.
    AliceAlice19 AliceAlice19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    So my mom an my dad are getting a divorce,

    it's something.....well I have seen it coming for a long time now. But really I am glad my mothers not going to be at home anymore. Honestly it's been hard, she's brought me up an crushed me so many times I lost count. Maybe now I can stay one person rather then different people...
    Regulas Regulas 18-21, M Aug 10

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    Tonight I'm going to eat

    and drink with my friends. I'm going to enjoy tonight and ignore all the stress I've been feeling. I'm going to ignore my money problems, my self esteem issues, my work stresses all for one night. I hope I can actually do it.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    just beyond tired, work weekend

    and class Monday through friday all day, when do I have time to relax.
    submissivenurse submissivenurse 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    You know it's been a long day

    when you're eating ice cream right out of the box with a spoon.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm stressed out, unless I'm

    where I want to be.
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Adult Resignation (we Should All Do This) Lol!

      To Who it May Concern: I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year old again. I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks...
    lostsoul73 lostsoul73 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    It's Life Everybody experiences times

    when nothing seems to go right. It's life. The way it is. Usually you take it in stride. Knowing time will move on; things will get better. Nothing is destined to stay as it is. No matter how long things are bleak or crumbling down everywhere. As the song says, you know...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    nealbrute nealbrute 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    Finally finished my essay,

    climbing into bed at 1:45am. Probably should've finished my homework for other classes but I figured I better try to get a couple of hours of sleep before I have to wake up for school at 5:00am. Graduation needs to hurry up before I lose my mind!
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F Dec 4, 2014

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    Ugh, I'm annoyed that my bf doesnt chase

    after me. I'm always the one who says sorry first or goes back to him and wants to defuse the situation. Wtf, it just annoys me. Another fairytale romance I guess. . .haha yeah relationships aren't like that, what am I thinking. .
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I wish I can find a way to hold myself to the

    ground and be my normal self. When you encounter someone that you still feel hurt seeing, you have to step on your feelings and stand high. Today, I couldn't. My work required me to be with him in the same office, with less than a feet apart! I physically and emotionally...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I am usually pretty good at handling stress

    but lately it's been getting to me. I have been having physical symptoms because of my stress now and I don't know how to fix it. I can't sleep, my eating is off, I can't focus, etc. I feel like I should not be so stressed because I am so blessed to have what I have in my life...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I'm beyond stressed out.

    I don't now how I manage to always get into complicated and ****** up situations but I do.
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses May 31

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    cha boosh! too much studying next day exam

    coming and thinking too hard steam come spraying out of my ears. brain cells come gushing out of my ears later explode can bam!! my brain explode into a thwack of study notes and flood the class room
    ErbiumbInTheEr ErbiumbInTheEr 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    teen07112 teen07112 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    That awful moment when you wanted to cry,

    but you can't and you didn't know why ...
    redpassion91 redpassion91 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I wish I could run away to a tropical island

    and never look back at my old life. No school, homework, drama. I'd take my best friend with me and we would have a blast. Being lazy in the sun all day, singing by a campfire every night. Yet here I am, stressing over homework. Close to a breakdown even though I just had...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 22-25 1 Response Jan 5

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    I am stresssed out because i took physics

    online. I don't why i did it my mom told me not too and now i have to do the final for it on the first week of august and i do not know what i am doing. I should have listened to my mom and now i regret. I don't want to fail it and i am scared that i will fail. How can i not...
    zaynmali22 zaynmali22 16-17, F Jul 30

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    I thought the holidays were suppose to be fun

    and a time to spend with family. When did it get so stressful and expensive? I was so excited because we are going out of town and now I have people made at me because I won't be home for Christmas and I had to spend money on gifts for everyone and I have to get my dogs all...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 26-30, F Dec 17, 2014

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    Going to be a stressful week at work.

    going to need a lot of sex to calm the nerves.
    shareitall shareitall 31-35, M Jul 27

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    Memories of the future fading in.

    ... Memories of what could come. Years of studies and knowledge awakening before me. It has become real again. The emotions... The memories. The future.
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I don't like how much my family subtly

    pressures me to find a man to marry ;_; I'm only 20 and the thought of commitment (to almost anything, not just a man) terrifies me at this point. Not to mention the part of my brain meant for reasoning and logic isn't even done developing yet and won't be fully developed until...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like the entire world is

    relying on me for something. Can anyone just do it themselves.
    Rolltidebama Rolltidebama 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    when i get stressed out

    now i no longer drink. i tell my wife and she lets me meet up with other men alone in a motel. works great!!!
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M Jul 31

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    I've been offered two jobs

    and at first I had no idea which one to take but now I think I've made up my mind. I'm gonna take the one that's gonna be best for me in the long run :)
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Pretty much being crushed with the pressure of

    school and terrifying endless possibility of the future
    yungpnw yungpnw 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Well , I just finished 3 of my GCSE science

    exams; biology , chemistry , and physics . But I'm worried that I didn't do well , I revised loads for all those exams but I get paranoid... Anyways I'm stressed because I won't be here to collect my results so my best friend will collect them for me . But I'm not sure if I want...
    secret687 secret687 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Tell Me How

    tell me how u deal with it coz i cant tolerate and burst in fire tell me how u smile like tht coz i cant smile wen it hurts tell me how u are so patient coz i cant be like tht and can only be me tell me how to live this life and deal with it & all with love tell me god u...
    mellifluousme mellifluousme 22-25, F 12 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I want to leave home

    but my temporary experience of being homeless has shown I would have nowhere to stay. My mother is a lunatic and my father deals with her in doses. He is the reason I am able to go back home after my mothers abuse - physically and verbally. I am currently saving up for my...
    ThoughtfulSoul ThoughtfulSoul 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Constantly. School is just crazy.

    I can't handle it all. I always manage to get it all done, but the feeling of failure overwhelms me.
    Megsupermario Megsupermario 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    meowziewowzie meowziewowzie 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    All I've been hearing lately is negative things.

    I take deep breaths a lot to exhale the energy, a release. But I get so overwhelmed and trapped that I don't want to be around anyone. I'm trying to make myself better so hearing and seeing these things almost everyday is hard for me to balance the negative and the positive. I'm...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Stress can be such a female-dog sometimes.

    How do you bounce back? It seems so much easier to "just simply" prevent the root cause of the fall. As beautiful as the formula of the ideal outcome seems, that is, (from my pov) an unfortunate lie. If not a lie, overcoming life's complications, big or small, is to an extent...
    feather10 feather10 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I am so ******* stressed out right now

    and I'm really overwhelmed. ugh
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    submissivenurse submissivenurse 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    For weeks now, my emotions has been controlling

    my health and it is going downwards .. I just feel very bad and I am getting sick by it because I don't control how much my environment is effecting me. Things at home, work and around stresses me a lot. If I can say, I would point out that my emotional suffering is linked...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I have been letting things

    that are beyond my control take over my life and I need to just let go of some of this stress so that's what I'm going to attempt to do now. It's not healthy and my body is unhappy about the stress so I just have to find a way to make it less consuming.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm currently stressed out

    and depressed. I want to be back where I was all Summer, but I can't go back there, until October. I've been depressed. What can I do? I've asked this before, but this is really affecting me... I thought I was bad coming home after being there for a week; try almost two...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    you know, sometimes i wish i could turn back

    time to the good old days. when our momma sang us to sleep but now, we're just too stressed out. (if you get that reference, you're amazing.)
    fernhemmings fernhemmings 13-15, F 2 days ago

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